Epilasia hemilasia (Gintzburger et al., 2003)

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Cousinia resinosa
Gintzburger et al., Rangelands in Uzbekistan, 2003
Epilasia hemilasia (Gintzburger et al., 2003)
Karelinia caspia
Epilasia hemilasia
Epilasia hemilasia
Epilasia mirabilis
Epilasia mirabilis


Epilasia hemilasia (Bge) C.B. Clarke

Local name:

  • Russian: Эпилазия полушерстистая - èpilazija polušerstistaja
  • Turmen: El-Myck

Description and morphology: Annual tomentose herb (height 5–45 cm). Stem: 1 or 2–5, erect to ascending, furrow-shaped, weakly branched from base. Leaves: lower – petiolate, linearlanceolate or oblong-ovate form rosette; upper – sessile, linear-oblong, decurrent. Capitulum terminal, solitary, ovate-cylindrical (0.5 cm diameter). External involucral bracts leafy, ligulate. Flowers: bisexual; small, pale yellow. Pappus dark brown.

Reproduction: Flowering and fruit maturation: April-May. Fruit: achene greyish or dark brown (4–5 mm long), ribbed and enlarged at base; hairy, mainly on the ribs. Pastoral importance: Limited.

Habitat: Sandy, gravelly and stony areas.

Distribution: Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Other: Epilasia sp.