Lomelosia palaestina (L.) Raf.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Medit. to Iran and Arabian Peninsula.

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herbs up to 70 cm high, ± pubescent and often setose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, oblong-lanceolate or oblong-linear, or linear, dentate or lyrate or pinnatipartite, 30–70 × 5–20 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence hemispherical, 12–35 mm across, ± radiant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla mauve, white or yellow, 10–16(–20) mm long; lobes 5–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracteoles a dense tuft of sericeous hairs about half the length of the involucel tube Involucral bracts 8–15 × 2–4 mm, linear to oblong-lanceolate, acute, subequal in length to the inflorescence Involucel in fruit 9–12 mm long; tube 3–4 mm long, sulcate to about half of its length; crown campanulate, 6–8 mm broad, denticulate, 28–36-veined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly stipitate, stalk 1–2 mm long, bristles 6–9 mm long, scabrid.
Note
A very variable species. I have examined some of the material cited as varieties by Boissier but I have only been able to recognise two of his divisions (var. palaestina, var. persica).

Native to:

Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai

Lomelosia palaestina (L.) Raf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Tellur. 4: 95 (1838)

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.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Daoud, H.S. in Al-Rawi, A. (1985). Flora of Kuwait 1: 1-224. Alden Press Ltd., U.K.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.

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