Brossardia papyracea Boiss.

Brossardia papyracea Boiss

B. papyracea Boiss. in Ann. Sci. Nat. Ser. 2, 16: 380 (1841). Syn: B. papyracea Boiss. var. kotschyi Boiss. in Diagn. Ser. 1, 8: 41 (1849); B. retusa Boiss., Fl. Orient. 1:336(1867).
Glabrous perennial, erect, usually unbranched. 10-30 cm in flower, elongating slightly in fruit. Basal leaves entire, spathulate, petiolate, petiolar remains usually persisting: cauline leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, cordate, amplexicaul, auriculate. acute at apex. Sepals 4.5-5 mm. membranous margined. Petals spathulate, rose-purple, 8-10 x 2-3.5 mm. Outer filaments 4.5-5 mm. inner 5-5.5 mm. Ovary oblong, adpressed to axis; style ± as long as ovary. Fruiting pedicels 4-14 mm, ± deflexed. Siliculae broadly ovate or circular, reticulately nerved. (16-)30-35 x (13-)30-40 mm; wings 3-7 mm; sinus 0-2 mm: style O-1.5(-3.5) mm. Seeds 1-3. orbicular, c. 4 x 3 mm. Fl. 4-5: fr. 6. Rocky mountain slopes. 2000-2350 m.
Type: [Iran] Ispahan, Aucher 4127 (holo. G).
E. Anatolia. B9 Van: Gevaş, west slopes of Artos Dagh, 2000-2350 m. M. Koyuncu, N. Demirkuş, A. Kaya (MK 11712!).
Iraq. Iran. lr.-Tur. element.