Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Distribution in Egypt

Mountainous Southern Sinai (St.Katherine).

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Global Distribution

Sinai, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, central Asia, Himalayas.

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Gansu, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, W Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang [Afghanistan, India, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia].
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W. & C. Asia, Himalaya, Tibet, W. China.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Elevation Range

2300-4200 m
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Description

Annuals 5-20(-30) cm tall. Stems erect, usually branched basally and from middle, sparsely pubescent. Leaves short petiolate; leaf blade oblong to ovate-lanceolate, 0.5-3 X 0.4-1.3 cm, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin sparsely shallowly dentate. Racemes terminal, sometimes also axillary, 2-25 cm, puberulent with hairs 0.1-0.3 mm, sparsely glandular hairy; bracts alternate, smaller than leaves, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, margin entire. Pedicel 3-7(-11) mm, as long as or shorter than bract, patent and straight in fruit. Calyx 4-lobed, laterally more shallowly parted to 3/4 of length; lobes ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 X 2-4 mm in fruit, margin entire, apex acute, conspicuously 3-veined. Corolla white, blue, or purple, rotate, 3-4 mm in diam.; upper lobe orbicular and other 3 lobes ovate-orbicular. Filaments shorter than corolla. Capsule strongly compressed, shorter than calyx, 3-4.5 X 3.5-5(-6) mm, short glandular hairy, apex notch 1/2-2/3 of capsule length and forming 2 almost free lobes, notch apex less than 30; lobes apically rounded obtuse. Style 0.4-0.8 mm, included in notch. Seeds 4-6 per capsule, navicular, 1.5-2.2 X 0.7-1.3 mm; seed coat obscurely transversely rugose. Fl. Apr-Aug. 2n = 28.
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Ecology

Habitat

In the mountains.

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Waste fields, steppes, slopes; 800-3600 m.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Pubescent annual.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Veronica biloba

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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