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Chorispora bungeana Fischer & Meyer in Shrenk, Enum. Pl. Nov. 1: 96. 1841; Dhar & Naqshi in Geobios 3: 65, f. 1. 1976.


Herbs, perennial, glabrous, 5 - 8 cm high; rootstock thick, inconspicuous or suppressed. Radical leaves rosulate, oblanceolate, pinnatifid or sinuate-dentate, long- stalked, 20 - 50 x 3 - 10 mm. Scape slender, glabrous, 1-flowered, sometimes 2 - 5-flowered racemes, embedded in leaves. Flowers solitary, ca 1 cm across, bluish-pink; pedicels slender, glabrous, up to 3 cm long in fruit. Sepals erect, oblong, more or less pilose, usually violet, 5 - 8 mm long. Petals spreading, tapering into a long claw, dilated and deeply emarginate at apex, 15 - 20 x 5 - 7 mm. Fruits cylindrical, torulose or moniliform, 20 - 30 x 1.5 - 2 mm; style 5 mm long. Seeds ellipsoid, compressed, 1.5 x 1 mm, reddish brown.

Fl. & Fr. May - July.

Distrib. India: On dry gravelly and rocky slopes and moraines, ca 3100 m. Jammu & kashmir.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, C. & S.W. Asia and Russia.

Notes. Pods eaten raw, or cooked as vegetable.

Dhar & Naqshi (l. c.) reports it from Meenamarg in Kashmir.




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