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2. Polycarpaea spicata Wight & Am. in Ann. Nat. Hist. 3:91. 1831. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:738.1867; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:246.1874 Burkill, Work. List. Pl. Baluch. 12.1908; Tackholm, Stud. Fl. Egypt 400.195E Jafri, Fl. Kar. 125.1966; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 249. 1972.


  • Polycarpaea staticiformis Hochst. & Steud. ex Steud & Fenzl

    Annual herb, with woody tap root. Stems 5-10 cm, erect to ascending, slender, many, arising from the base, purplish-brown, glabrous. Leaves 5-15 x 3-5 somewhat thick, obovate to spathulate, basal leaves forming a rosette, cauline apparently whorled at the nodes, at the point of branching. Stipules lanceolate, lacerate, acuminate. Flowers sessile in dense, terminal spikes with long peduncles. Sepals 2.5-3 mm, lanceolate, with a brown midrib at the back. Petals small, oblong. Capsule included, about ½ the length of the sepals. Seeds small, subtrigonous, shining. Shining.

    Fl. Per.: November-December.

    Type: Not designated.

    Distribution: N. W. India, Arabia, Egypt, N. Australia.

    Commonly found in Sind and Baluchistan in sandy places.


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