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2. Saponaria subrosularis Rech.f., Anzeiger d. Akad. d. Wits. Wien, Math. Naturw. Kl. 11(1):10. 1963.


Plant with a woody stock. Stems 5-10, ascending, leafy, with short glandular pubescence, especially above. Radical leaves congested, 15-30 (-40) x (0.8-) 1-1.5 mm, obovate-spathulate or ± ovate-elliptic, base attenuate, apex obtuse; upper leaves smaller in size. Flowers in a ± congested dichasia. Bracts minute, herbaceous, lanceolate-subulate. Pedicel 1-3 mm. Calyx 8-10 mm, basally rounded, slightly narrowing above, greenish-purple, densely glandular-villous; teeth c. 2.5 min, triangular, lanceolate. Petals pinkish (in sicco purple) slightly not more than ½ the calyx, limb oblong-cuneate. Styles c. 7 mm, filiform. Capsule not. seen.

Fl. Per.: May.

Type: W. Pakistan: Quetta: Shingar, 31 45 N, 69 50 E, 50 km, N. Fort Sandeman, in apertis lapidosis silvularum (Pistacia cabulica Stock, Olea ferruginea, Royle Fraxinus xanthoxyloides) (Wall. ex G. Don) DC. substr. Tonschiefer, 20.v. 1965, Rechinger 29886 (holo.: W).

Distribution: N.W. Baluchistan.


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