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Euclidium syriacum (L.) R. Br. in Aiton, Hort. Kew., ed. 2, 4: 74. 1812; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 165. 1872. Anastatica syriaca L., Sp. pl. ed. 2. 895. 1763.

Herbs, annual, diffuse, 10 - 20 cm high; stems spreading from base, cineraceous green, densely grey-pubescent, covered with simple, short and rigid stalked hairs. Radical leaves pinnatifid; cauline leaves oblong or oblong-lanceolate, gradually tapering towards base into petiole, sinuate-dentate or irregularly toothed along margins, subacute at apex, hairy along margins and on both surfaces. Racemes lax, up to 10 cm long in fruit; pedicels ca 1 mm long, thickened and appressed to stem. Sepals ovate-oblong, spreading, obtuse at apex, ca 1 mm long, pubescent. Petals spathulate, emarginate at apex, a little longer than sepals. Fruits obliquely ellipsoid or ovoid, tetragonous, torulose, rugose, 3 - 4 x 2 - 2.5 mm, densely covered with short hairs; style persistent, conical-subulate, 1.5 - 2 mm long, usually bent or recurved. Seeds ovoid, compressed, brown, 2 x 1.25 mm.

Fl. & Fr. May - June.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

C. & S .W. Asia and Europe.

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