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Viola reichenbachiana Jordan ex Boreau, Fl. Centr. France, ed. 3, 2: 78. 1857; S.P. Banerjee & Pramanik in Fasc. Fl. India 12: 32. 1983.


Eng.: Wood-Dog Violet.

Herbs, caulescent; rootstock articulated. Leaves in rosette, ovate or ovate-oblong, obtuse, crenate, 1.5 - 3 x 1.5 - 2 cm, glabrous; petioles up to 2.5 cm long; stipules narrowly lanceolate, fimbriate, ca 1 cm long. Peduncles ca 5 cm long. Flowers 1.5 cm across, violet. Sepals lanceolate, acute, ca 5 mm long, appendage short, truncate. Petals obovate-oblong; spur ca 5 mm long. Stamens 5, lower two spurred. Ovary glabrous; style clavate; stigma beaked, papillose-hairy. Capsules ovate-acute, ca 1 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. not known.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir.

Central Asia, Europe and N.W. Africa.

Notes. Chromosome number reported: 2n = 20 (Valentine in New Phytol. 49: 193 - 212. 1950. Larsen in Bot. Tidsskr. 50: 163 - 174. 1954); 2n = 40 (Majovsky et al. in Acta Fac. Rerum Nat. Univ. Comeninae Bot. 23: 1 - 23. 1974).




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