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Erysimum melicentae Dunn in Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1920: 366. 1920. E. odoratum auct. non Ehrh. 1792; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 154. 1872. E. parkeri O. Schulz in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 9: 1083. 1927.


Herbs, up to 75 cm high. Leaves oblong to lanceolate or linear lanceolate, sinuate- toothed or entire, scaberulous, petioled, 3 -10 x 0.5 - 1 cm. Racemes 20 - 40-flowered. Flowers 0.8 - 1.5 cm across; pedicels ca 1 cm long in fruit. Sepals ca 8 mm long. Petals 1 - 1.5 cm long. Stamens ca 1 cm long. Fruits linear-terete, 3 - 7 cm long, densely hairy; valves with prominent midrib. Seeds oblong-terete.

Fl. & Fr. May - Sept.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan, Nepal and China (Tibet).




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