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Christolea crassifolia Cambess. in Jacquem. Voy. 4 (Bot.) 17: t. 17. 1835; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 154. 1872.


Herbs, suberect, much-branched, up to 40 cm high, usually densely villous. Leaves cuneate-obovate, acute or obtuse and deeply toothed towards apex, 1 - 5 x 0.5 - 2 cm. Racemes 10 - 20-flowered, up to ca 7 cm long in fruit. Flowers white with lilac or purple base, ca 6 mm across; pedicels ca 1 cm long in fruit. Sepals ca 3 mm long. Petals ca 6 mm long. Stamens ca 3.5 mm long. Stigma depressed, subsessile. Fruits oblong-obovate, erect, flat, acute at both ends, 1 - 3.5 cm long, ca 4 mm broad, nearly glabrous or hairy; valves with a distinct midvein. Seeds 5 - 10 in each locule, flattened.

Fl. & Fr. June - Aug.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, China (Tibet) and C. Asia.




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