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Stachyurus himalaicus Hook. f. & Thomson ex Benth. in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 5: 55. 1861, in adnota; Dyer in Fl. Brit. India 1: 288. 1874.


Shrubs or small trees, much branched from base; branches straggling, gland-dotted, ribbed, reddish-purple. Leaves 6 13 x 3.2 - 5.5 cm, lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, rounded at base, acuminate at apex, finely serrate and thickened, gla-brous, membranous to subcoriaceous, strongly reticulate beneath; petioles 8 - 12 mm long, curved at base. Spikes axillary, solitary, 5 - 11 cm long, pendulous; peduncles curved; bracts ovate, leafy; bracteoles 2, opposite, 2 - 3.5 x 2.5 - 3 mm, ovate, cucullate, glabrous, coriaceous, connate at base, reddish-brown. Flowers appear before leaves, subsessile. Sepals 4, 4.5 - 5.5 x 3 - 4 mm, ovate, thick, cucullate, greenish-yellow, margin thin. Petals 4, greenish-yellow, 6.5 - 7.5 x 4 - 5 mm obovate, cucullate, margin thin. Stamens 8, diplostemonous; filaments outer 5 - 6 mm long and inner 1.5 - 2.5 mm long, thick at base; anthers small, dehiscing by slits. Ovary subglobose; styles 2.5 - 3 mm long; stigmas globose. Berries subsessile, 5 - 6 mm in diam., globose to subglobose with persistent style.

Fl. & Fr. March - July; less frequent.

Distrib. India: Open valleys in Eastern Himalayas between 1500 and 12800 m. West Bengal(Darjeeling), Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur.

Nepal, Bhutan, S. Myanmar and China(including Tibet).




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