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Zygophyllum atriplicoides Fisch. & C. A. Mey.

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I have not seen any authentic specimen of this species from our area and R.R. Stewart 28172 cited under this species by Hadidi in Rech. f. (l.c.:) does not belong here because of the absence of pentamerous flowers and 5-winged capsule. This specimen belongs to Zygophyllum eurypterum Boiss & Buhse. However, there is every possibility of its occurence in our area.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 33 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
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Description

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An erect shrub, c. 1-1.2 m tall. Stem and branches whitish-grey. Leaves simple, flat, oblong to obovate-spathulate, (1-) 1.5-3 cm long, (4-) 6-12 mm broad, attenuate to short petiole, stellate hairy, apex obtuse; stipules ovate. Flowers pentamerous, creamy white, c. 1 cm across; pedicels filiform, c. 1 cm long. Sepals 5, obovate, 5-6 mm long, c. 5 mm broad, obtuse, with broad membranous margins. Petals 5, obovate, 8-12 mm long, c. 9-10 mm broad, obtuse. Stamens 10, exserted, filaments longer than petals, scales oblong, lacerate. Carpels 5; ovary as long as staminal scales, 5-angled, 5-loculed; style persistent. Capsule oblong-cylindric, 1.5-2(-2.5) cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm across, 5-winged, 5-loculed, each locule 1 or 2-seeded, retuse at the base and apex. Seeds brown, 6-7 mm long.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 33 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of Pakistan @ eFloras.org
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S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
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eFloras.org
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Distribution

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Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Russia (Armenia, Turcomania, Caucasus) and Pakistan.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 33 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
source
Flora of Pakistan @ eFloras.org
editor
S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
project
eFloras.org
original
visit source
partner site
eFloras