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7. Pseudomertensia elongata (Decne.) Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:61. 1967.


  • Lithospermum elongatum Decne.
  • Mertensia elongata (Decne.) Benth. & Hook. f.

    A rhizomatous perennial with erect leafy shoots, 9-25 cm long, covered with oppressed hairs less than 1 mm long. Basal leaves including petiole 40-80 x 8-15 mm, oblanceolate to lanceolate, acute, covered on both surfaces with short appressed hairs. Cauline leaves similar, uppermost ones sessile. Fruiting inflorescence up to 13 cm long. Pedicels 2-3 mm long, up to 10 mm in fruit. Calyx 4-5 mm long, lobes linear, hairy. Corolla campanulate, tube as long as or longer than the calyx, rarely shorter; lobes orbicular to oblong, c. 3 mm long. Throat scales poorly to well-developed, broader than long, 0.5 x 0.6-0.7 mm; bibbed. Anthers 2.1-2.8 mm long, apiculate. Filaments (0.5-) 1-2 mm long, base broad. Style 8-10 mm long, slender. Nutlets ovoid, 2-2.5 mm long, smooth, shiny.

    Fl. Per.: June-August.

    Type: Kashmir: supra Pendjegram, 2600 m, Jacquemont s.n. (GH; P).

    Distribution: N. Pakistan, Kashmir.

    Characterised by the ± bell-shaped corollas.


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