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Christolea lanuginosa (Hook. f. & Thomson) Ovcz. in Sov. Etsk. Bot. 151. 1941. Parrya lanuginosa Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 5: 136. 1861; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 132. 1872.


Herbs, low, densely woolly. Leaves spathulate, coarsely toothed towards apex, 0.6 - 1.5 x 0.2 - 0.5 cm. Racemes scapose, 8 - 12-flowered, ca 5 mm long. Flowers ca 5 mm across; pedicels ca 5 mm long in fruit. Sepals spreading, ca 3 mm long, woolly. Petals broadly spathulate, undulate, ca 5 mm long. Stamens ca 4 mm long. Fruits flattened, acute, ca 1.8 cm long; valves with distinct mid-vein. Seeds not winged, 4 - 6 in each locule.

Fl. & Fr. June - July.

Distrib. India: Himalayas at 5000 m and above. Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh).

China (S.W. Tibet).




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