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Euclidium tenuissimum (Pallas) O. Fedtsch. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 2(4): 915. 1904; Nair in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 64: 133. 1967 & Fl. Bashahr Himal. 28. 1977. Vella tenuissima Pallas, Reise 5: 506. 1793. Bunias tatarica Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 43. 1800. Euclidium tataricum (Willd.) DC., Syst. Nat. 2: 422. 1821.


Herbs, annual, erect, branched, 10 - 40 cm high. Radical leaves more or less sinuate-dentate to lyrate-pinnatipartite, with small lanceolate lateral lobes and larger oblong-lanceolate apical lobe, 3 - 10 x 0.5 - 2 cm; cauline leaves linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate, entire or rarely irregularly toothed, 1 - 6 x 0.5 - 1 cm, simple hairy on mid-veins below, upper surface usually glabrous, rarely hairy on both surfaces. Inflorescence spicate, up to 25 cm long in fruit; pedicels ca 1 mm long in fruit, ascending or subappressed. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, cuneate, 1.75 - 2 mm long, glabrous. Petals 2.5 - 4 x 1 mm, pinkish white. Fruits broadly ovate with 6 prominent longitudinal ribs, 1.75 - 2.25 x 2 mm, glabrous, bilocular; style ca 2 mm long. Seeds orbicular, brown, ca 1.25 mm in diameter.

Fl. & Fr. Apr. - May.

Distrib. India: Himachal Pradesh.

C. & S.W. Asia and Europe.




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