Psylliostachys suworowii (Regel) Roshkova, V. L. Komarov, Fl. URSS 18:469. 1952 “suvorovii” (Syn: (≡) Limonium suworowii (Regel) Kuntze; (≡) Statice suworowii Regel (basionym));
Iran (NE-Iran: Mts.), Afghanistan (Badghys, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamyan, Faryab,
Herat, Qunduz, Samangan, Takhar), Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan,
Pakistan (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Russian Statice, Rat-tail statice; 



This plant from Delhi University Flower show, was initially unidentified. I have tentatively identified it as Psylliostachys soworowii (Regel) Roshkowa (Syn: Limonium soworowii (Regel) Kuntze; Statice soworowii Regel). Please validate.
Date/Time- 26-2-2010, 1.30 pm
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Delhi University Flower show, Delhi, 213 m asl
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-  Cultivated in pots
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- up to 50 cm incl inflorescence
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Simple, mostly basal
Inflorescence Type/ Size- cylindrical spikes, up to 40 cm long
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- mauve coloured, 2-3 mm across
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen 

I think your ID is correct, albeit with a small typo. It should be Psylliostachys suworowii

Thanks … for correction

It is not for nothing that I call you and … as better taxonomists than many of us.



Psylliostachys suworowii (Regel) Roshkova)
Syn: Limonium suworowii 
Russian statice
Ornamental herb with flowers in long spikes, photographed from Delhi University Flower Show

Interesting inflorescence.




Psylliostachys suworowii from Delhi:: NS April 2018-09 :  4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)

This ornamental was shot from garden of Five Senses, Delhi..
Hope the identification is right


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