Gastrocotyle hispida (Forsk.) Bunge (syn: Anchusa deflexa Lehm.; Anchusa hispida Forsk.; Anchusa hispida var. songarica Trautv.);
Bahrain, Egypt (Eastern Desert, Great Southwestern Desert, NE-Egypt, NW-coastal
Egypt, SE-Egypt), Iran (EC-Iran, E-Iran, NE-Iran: Mts., S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq
(NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia, S-Iraq, W-Iraq: Desert), Israel (Rift Valley,
N-Negev Desert, Judean Desert, S-Negev Desert, Negev Desert), Jordania
(S-Jordania, W-Jordania), Kuwait, Oman (Mascat & Oman), Saudi Arabia
(C-Saudi Arabia, Dahana, NE-Saudi Arabia, N-Saudi Arabia, Hejaz, Asir, Nejd
Desert), Sinai peninsula (C-Sinai, N-Sinai, S-Sinai), Syria (C-Syrian Desert,
W-Syrian Mountains), United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen (Tihama, W-Yemen),
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China (SE-Xinjiang), Afghanistan (Baghlan, Bamyan,
Herat, Jawzjan / Sar-e-Pol, Kabul, Kandahar, Wardak), N-India, W-India, Pakistan
(Sind, Baluchistan, Kurram, N.W.Frontier Prov., Pakistani Punjab, Hazara), Jammu
& Kashmir (Kashmir), Pakistani Kashmir (Mirpur)
as per Catalogue of Life;

Hispid plant which is covered with unequal tubercle-based bristles. Stems are branched, angular and procumbent. Lower leaves are 1.5-7 x 0.3-0.6 cm which are linear-Ianceolate, the margin repand or undulate, the apex is obtuse to acute.  Petiole is up to 4.5 cm. Upper leaves are subsessile. Inflorescence is terminal and axillary. Cymes lax, scarcely elongate in fruit. Flowers are bracteate, pedicellate. Bracts are 1-4 x 0.2-0.5 cm. Calyx is 2-4 mm, hispid. Corolla is pale violet or blue. Tube 1-2 mm. Lobes 1-2 mm. Scales papillose. Stamens inserted below the middle of the tube. Anthers are 0.5 mm, oblong. Ovary is 4-lobed, and glabrous. Style is short. Stigma obscurely 2-lobed or subcapitate. Nutlets are 4, 2-2.5 x 3-4.5 mm, horizontally curved, transversely ovoid, rugose, reticulate-ribbed, hollow at the base, with a rugose-denticulate basal ring and a horizontal cleft above the ring.


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ID requested for this Boraginaceae member : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

ID requested for this Boraginaceae member. Clicked at Faridkot (Punjab) on Apr 2, 2018. Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 30.678186, 74.739555

Thanks, … Pl. check comparative images at 


Thank you … I couldn’t find any match. Please ask some experts


This appears to be Gastrocotyle hispida (Forssk.) Bunge [Boraginaceae].

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200320 SD 01 – Plant ID : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly assist with plant ID.
Location- Aravalli biodiversity park, Gurgaon, india

This may be Gastrocotyle hispida, Boraginaceae… 


Hope you’re right …,

Thanks, … for the id.
I also think matches with images at Gastrocotyle hispida (Forsk.) Bunge

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