Trichodesma indicum

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Trichodesma indicum


Annual herb. Leaves sessile, oblong, lanceolate or lanceolate-oblong, lower leaves 5-8 by 0.8- cm, upper leaves 2-4.5 by 0.3-1.2 cm, base in lowermost leaves narrow, in the others broadly rounded, semiamplexicaulous, apex acute or obtusish, midrib distinct, sometimes also a few other nerves visible, hairs spreading-antrorse, arising from groups of mineralized cells on upper side, loose, crispulate on lower side. Inflorescences terminal on stem and branches, leafy, flowers axillary; pedicels 0.8-1.8 cm, curved downwards in fruit, with long, dense, spreading hairs. Stamens: anthers oblong, sterile, twisted apex 4-5 mm long, densely woolly.


Afghanistan present, Asia-Tropical: India present; Pakistan (Pakistan present); Philippines (Philippines present), Burma present, Mascarene Islands present
Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Burma (a separate variety), Mascarene Islands; Malesia: Philippines.


Brand 1921 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr., fam. IV 252: 38
C.B.Rob. 1909 – In: Philipp. J. Sc., Bot.: 696