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nagarjunakondensis Sund.-Ragh. in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 28: 187 - 191, t. 3, f. 1 - 8. 1986 (1988).


Herbs, erect, up to 1.2 m tall, woody and sparsely branched from base. Leaves 3 - 5 (-7)-foliolate with petiole up to 4.5 cm long; leaflets obovate, rhombate or elliptic-oblong, variable in size and shape, 0.6 - 3 x 0.2 - 1.5 cm, middle one largest; petiolule 0.5 - 2.5 mm long. Flowers cream-coloured, 2 - 2.5 cm across; pedicels up to 2.8 cm long, elongating to 4 cm in fruits. Sepals 4, elliptic-lanceolate, 8 - 12 x 2.5 - 4 mm. Petals 4, subequal; outer pair 2 - 2.5 x 0.8 - 1 cm; inner pair 1.8 - 2 x 0.6 - 0.8 cm (including 5 - 6 mm long claw). Stamens 36 - 40, intermixed with staminodes; filaments 1.5 - 2 cm long. shorter than gynoecium; anthers 2 - 2.8 mm long. Ovary 1 - 1.4 cm long, glandular hairy; style slender, puberulous, 8 - 10 mm long, elongating to 2 cm in capsules. Capsules linear to oblong, 6 - 8.5 cm long (including persistent style).

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: Deciduous forests up to 300 m. Andhra Pradesh.

Endemic.

Notes. Differs from var. viscosa in the conspicuous longer style, larger flowers and more number of stamens.





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