Bassia eriophora (Schrad.) Asch.
  • Beitr. Fl. Aethiop.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Bassia eriophora (Schrad.) Asch. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000561131. Accessed on: 04 Dec 2020'

General Information

Annual herb, erect to ascending, 5-25 (-40) cm, branching from base, stem and branches usually sublanate or sparsely covered with soft hairs, fleecy-villose in the axils of flowering region from the dense cottony ball-like growth from the perianth, Leaves small, flat, subsessile or very shortly petioled, linear-oblong to lanceolate-ovate or elliptic, ± fleshy, entire, 5-20 x 2-4 mm, abruptly narrowed towards base, acute to obtuse, pubescent especially beneath and on the margins, Bracts soon deciduous, smaller than leaves. Flowering glomerules like cotton balls, hidden in thick white fleece, densely spicate. Perianth of perfect flowers with broad lobes, c. one-fourth the length of tube, that of pistillate flowers shorter and subtruncate, covered especially at base with very long dense hairs. Fruiting perianth adherent to the fruit, rounded-oval, 1 mm long, like cotton-balls, with or without short protuberances at the back; seed c. 1 mm across, discoid, brown.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora of Pakistan
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     Information From

    Amaranthaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of Pakistan
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).