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Viola moupinensis Franchet in Bull.Soc. Bot.France 33: 412.1886; Sparre & C.Fischer in Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1929: 252. 1929.

Rhizomes thick, articulated, giving rise to a few ascending floriferous stolons. Leaves radical and cauline, ovate-orbicular, broader than long, crenate-serrate, acute, 2 - 3.5 x 2 - 4 cm; petioles up to 10 cm long; stipules ovate-acuminate, up to 1 cm long subentire to shortly glandulose-fimbriate. Peduncles equalling leaves in flowering stage bibracteolate below middle. Flowers ca 1 cm across, white or pale violet, striate. Sepals ovate-oblong, obtuse, up to 5 mm long. Petals obovate to oblong-obovate, up to 1 cm long; lateral ones hairy at base; lower petal conspicuously striate; spur saccate, 2 - 3 mm long. Style subclavate, stigma marginate, shortly beaked. Capsules ovate-oblong, ca 1.5 cm.

Fl. April - June; Fr. June - Aug.

Distrib. India: Arunachal Pradesh.

Myanmar and China.

Notes. Report from Arunachal Pradesh is based on a collection from Mishmi, Delei Valley by Kingdon Ward (Sparre & C. Fischer, l.c.).

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