Lomelosia brachycarpa (Boiss. & Hohen.) Soják

This species is accepted, and its native range is Lebanon to Iran.

[FIQ]

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

Type
Type: Iraq, Mt. Gara, “Pl. Mesopot., Kurdistan & Mossul”, Kotschy ‘255’!; id., anon., [Kotschy] 304 (cited by Boissier in error as 504 in Fl. Orient.; both specimens are types – G, K, P, syn.);
Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herb up to 70 cm high
Morphology Stem
Stems tomentose-canescent, arising from a woody basal stock
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, tomentose-canescent, 40–70 × 5–12 mm; the lower oblong to narrowly elliptic, entire, dentate or more rarely irregularly pinnatipartite-lyrate; the upper linear-lanceolate, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence hemispherical, 10–15 mm across, radiant, borne on long slender peduncles 8–14 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, 8–12 mm long; lobes 4–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucel in fruit 2.5–4.5 mm long; tube 1.5–2.5 mm long, sulcate for about a third of its length; crown 1–2 mm broad, denticulate, 24-veined, sparsely hairy on the outer surface Involucral bracteoles a dense tuft of sericeous hairs equal or subequal in length to the involucel tube Involucral bracts 5–8 × 1–2 mm, linear-lanceolate, acute, tomentose, about equal in length to the inflorescence, often becoming recurved or deflexed in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx subsessile, bristles 3–4 mm long, scabrid.
Ecology
Rocky plateau, Quercus forest; alt. 800–1200 m.
Phenology
Flowering and fruiting: Jul.-Aug.
Distribution
Syria, Lebanon. Although this species has been cited for Iran, Jamzad (1993) makes no reference to it.

Native to:

Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria

Lomelosia brachycarpa (Boiss. & Hohen.) Soják appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 20, 1963 Kotschy, T. [304], Iraq Scabiosa brachycarpa K000779034 Yes
Sep 20, 1963 Kotschy, T. [255], Iraq Scabiosa brachycarpa K000779032 Yes
Sep 20, 1963 Kotschy, T. [304], Iraq Scabiosa brachycarpa K000779031 Unknown type material Yes
Kotschy, T. [304], Iraq Scabiosa brachycarpa K000779033 Yes

First published in Sborn. Nár. Mus. v Praze, Rada B, Prír. Vedy 43(1): 57 (1987)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.

  • Flora of Iraq

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0