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Fagonia bruguieri DC., Prodr. 1: 704. 1824; Edgew. & Hook.f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 425. 1874. F. echinella Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Orient. Nov. ser. 1. 8: 123. 1849.

Raj.: Dhamasa.

Shrublets, biennial or perennial, profusely branched, up to 30 cm high. pale green; branches distinctly sulcate, internodes up to 3 cm long, 4-angled. Basal leaves mostly trifoliolate and upper ones unifoliolate or all leaves unifoliate; petioles up to 5 mm long; leaflets ovate-oblong, sharply mucronate, 4 - 12 mm long, fleshy; stipular spines mostly recurved, longer than leaves. Flowers ca 10 mm across, pale pink; pedicels up to 5 mm long. Sepals persistent, oblong-lanceolate, ca 2.5 x 1.5 mm, glandular outside. Petals spathulate, obtuse, 3.5 - 6 mm long. Stamens ca 4 mm long. Capsules ca 4 x 4 mm, pubescent.


1a. Plants glandular hairy; basal leaves trifoliate, upper unifoliate 2.1. bruguieri
b. Plants glandular; all leaves unifoliate 2.2. rechingeri

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