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Official Record
Flora of Upper Liddar Valleys
Botanical name Balanophora  involucrata  Hk.f.
Synonyms       -----
Family Balanophoraceae
Plant Stage Flowering
Place of collection Pehelgam
Altitude (m) 2100
Date of Collection 21-08-1977
Accession No. 20294
Total Accessions 3
Shelf Placement Cup-Board No./ Pigeon hole No. 27/a
Remarks: Erect, glabrous, fleshy herb, 10-13.5 cm tall, yellowish or red. Male flowers: surrounding the base of the head (in monoecious forms). Perianth limb max. breadth 4.9 mm; lobes 3(4-5), broad, ovate-obtuse, ± 1.7 mm long; apex bilobed, if connate reflexed, rather thick. Anthers connate, transversely oblong, 1.6-2 mm broad, on dehiscence emitting copious, yellow pollen. Female flowers naked, numerous, interspersed with subglobulate to clavate bracts, 0.5-0.8 mm long; minute.
Identified by B.M.Sharma
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