Viola cinerea Boiss.

First published in Diagn. Pl. Orient. 1: 7 (1843)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Arabian Peninsula, S. & SE. Iran to SW. Pakistan. It is an annual or perennial and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb, erect or ascending, up to 20 cm tall; stems glabrous to densely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with lamina narrowly ovate, elliptic-spathulate or narrowly lanceolate, up to 30 x 14 mm, narrowing below into a distinct petiole, ± acute at the apex, shallowly crenate-serrate, glabrous to densely pubescent; stipules leafy, linear to lanceolate, up to 7 mm long, sometimes laciniate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in leaf-axils, the upper ones normal, the lower ones often cleistogamous, sometimes all flowers either normal or cleistogamous; normal flowers with pedicels up to 35 mm long, exceeding the leaves; cleistogamous flowers with pedicels much shorter than the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, glabrous or hairy, with hyaline margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–7 mm long, usually blueish with pale yellow or white centre, the lower petal with a short spur
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3–5 mm long, glabrous or hairy.
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Sources

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    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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