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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia to Iran and Eritrea.
Legousia falcata

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb
Morphology Stem
Stems ascending or decumbent, slightly scabrid with small stiff hairs, 15–40 cm
Morphology Leaves
Leaves slightly crenate, scabrid with few, small hairs and sometimes nearly glabrescent; lower leaves ovate, 10–20 × 10–15 mm, petiolate or nearly so; upper leaves ovate-oblong to lanceolate, 20–25(–30) × 10–14 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes oblong-linear, 10–15 × 1–1.5 mm, reflexed or curved downwards, usually glabrous or sometimes scabrid; calyx tube oblong, 10 × 2 mm, usually scabrid with sparse stiff hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla small, 6–8 mm, glabrous or nearly so; lobes acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong; style hairy, 6–8 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong, 8–10(–12) × 1.5–2 mm, erect, usually scabrid or sometimes glabrescent, dehiscent by small valves near the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds small, orbicular or rotund, ± 1 mm in diameter, glabrous, dark brown.
Ecology
Lower mountain slopes; alt. 900–1600 m
Phenology
Flowering and fruiting: May–Jun.
Distribution
Occasional in the middle forest zone of Iraq. S Europe (Spain to Greece), Aegean Isles, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, Caucasus, W & S Iran, N Africa (Morocco, Algeria), Macaronesia (Madeira, Canary Is.).
Vernacular
GIYA PANJI (Kurd.-Sulaimaniya, Rawi 12120).

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Eritrea, France, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Yugoslavia

Legousia falcata (Ten.) Fritsch ex Janch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lang [s.n.], Spain Legousia castellana K000814501
Lemann, C.M. [s.n.], Madeira Triodanis falcata K000814492 holotype
Lemann, C.M. [s.n.], Madeira Triodanis falcata K000814493 isotype
Bové, M. [217], Algeria Triodanis falcata K000814497
Tenore [s.n.] Triodanis falcata K000814498
Swainson, W. [s.n.], Sicilia Triodanis falcata K000814496
Norman [794], Madeira Triodanis falcata K000814495
Lowe [s.n.] Triodanis falcata K000814494

First published in Mitt. Naturwiss. Vereins Univ. Wien, n.s., 5: 100 (1907)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Guerrero, S.A. & van Welzen, P.C. (2011). revision of Malesian Endospermum (Euphorbiaceae) with notes on phylogeny and historical biogeography Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 443-482.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Bornmuller in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 61: 74 (1941);
  • Damboldt in Fl. Turk. 6: 84 (1978).
  • Fedorov in Fl. URSS 24: 431 (1957);
  • Fritsch ex Janch. in Mitt. Naturwiss. Vereins. Univ. Wien n.s. 5: 100 (1907);
  • Rech. f. & Schiman-Czeika in Fl. Iranica 13: 5 (1965);
  • Zohary, Fl. Palaest. 3: 284 (1978);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Guerrero, S.A. & van Welzen, P.C. (2011). revision of Malesian Endospermum (Euphorbiaceae) with notes on phylogeny and historical biogeography Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 443-482.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

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