Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

A herbaceous, viscid, glandular-hairy, yellowish-green perennial, often cushion-like with much-branched stems, erect or ascending, angular, densely glandular-hairy, with setiform hairs. Basal leaves are oblong-lanceolate with undulate margin, acute apex and long-attenuate base, while cauline leaves are oblong-elliptic, sessile with slightly undulate margin and acute apex, on the other hand the uppermost leaves are clasping. Inflorescence is terminal, simple or forked carrying bracteate, pedicellate flowers and ovate, sessile, acute, bracts that are subcordate at the base. Corolla is yellow with glabrous outside. Fruit is an ovoid nutlet, with a strongly curved beak.

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Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Mountainous Southern Sinai

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Global Distribution

Southern Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Sinai, Caucasus, nortrhern Iran

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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Perennial

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Alkanna orientalis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Alkanna orientalis

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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