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Chorispora sabulosa Cambess. in Jacquem., Voy. Bot. 15, t. 15. 1844; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 167. 1872. C. elegans Cambess. in Jacquem., Voy. Bot. 15, t. 14. 1844. C. elegans Cambess. var. sabulosa (Cambess.) O. Schulz in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 9: 1071. 1927.


Herbs, perennial, 3 - 20 cm high; stems slender, much-branched, forming compact tufts at base, glandular hairy or rarely glabrous. Leaves radical, rosette, oblanceolate or spathulate, deeply pinnatifid to irregularly dentate, rarely entire, petiolate, 1 - 8 x 0.2 - 1 cm, hairy; lobes lanceolate, terminal larger, laterals smaller. Racemes many-flowered, compact at rust, elongating up to 18 cm long in fruit. Flowers showy; pedicels up to 20 mm long in fruit. Sepals elliptic-oblong, 3 - 5 mm long, pilose. Petals 6 - 12 mm long. Fruits cylindrical, torulose or moniliform, 10 - 15 (-20) x 2 - 5 mm; hairs glandular or eglandular; valves usually breaking into 1-seeded par opposite or almost alternate, tubercled; style subulate, 3 - 4 mm long. Seeds 6 - 10, ca 1.5 mm across.



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Fruits eglandular hairy 3.1. eglandulosa
b. Fruits glandular hairy 3.2. sabulosa


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