Rosularia
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GLABRA (E.Regel & Winkler) A.Berger, 1930

Synonyms :

Umbilicus glaber   E.Regel & Winkler (1879) / Cotyledon glabra  (E.Regel & Winkler) O. & B. Fedtschenko (1909)

Cotyledon ferganica  Drobow ex Borissova

 

Section Ornithogalopsis

 

Distribution : Central and northern Afghanistan, adjacent Turkmenistan and Tadzhikistan, 1100 - 2300 m.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Caudex massive, 1 - 4.5 cm in diameter, turbinate to turnip-shaped with several long thickened  taproots.

 

Rosettes flattish, 3 - 11 cm in diameter, normally solitary.

 

Leaves oblong-truncate to spatulate, 1.7 - 4.5 cm, broadest near apex, base normally dilatated, glabrous, very fleshy.(papery thin and pale ochre when dry); margins finely serrulate.

 

Inflorescences lateral richly branched stout panicles, 10 - 30 cm, with helicoid branches in the upper ½ – ¾ , glabrous or with occasional short glandular hairs.

 

Flowers 6- to 7-merous, broadly funnel-shaped, glabrous, petals 4.5 - 5.8 mm, united for 1/8 – 1/6, brownish-green to greenish-white, apex mucronate, carpels slender to massive.

 

[U. Eggli]




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