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Viola hossei W. Becker in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. Abt. 2, 34: 257. 1916; S.P. Banerjee & Pramanik in Fasc Fl. India 12: 25. 1983.

Stoloniferous herbs, stolons up to 18 cm long. Leaves ovate or ovate-oblong, crenate-serrate, acute at apex, 2 - 4 (-5) x 1.5 - 3 cm, sparsely white hispid to glabrous; petioles more than twice as long as lamina; stipules lanceolate, up to 1 cm long, reddish brown. Peduncles 2.5 - 3.5 cm long. Flowers violet, wide open. Sepals linear, acute, ca 5 mm long, glabrous. Petals obovate-oblong, ca 1 cm long. Style clavate, slightly curved. Capsules subglobose, up to 8 mm long, papillose.

Fl. & Fr. March - Oct.

Distrib. India: Meghalaya.

Myanmar, S.W. China, Thailand and Malaysia.

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