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Biophytum intermedium Wight, Ill. 1: 162. 1840; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 438. 1874, incl. var. pulneyensis.

Herbs, perennial, semiwoody at base, erect, 60 - 120 cm high; nodes hairy; hairs stiff, reflexed, arranged in a ring. Leaves 5 - 10 cm long; leaflets 15 - 25 pairs, lowest smallest, scarcely overlapping, oblong, somewhat falcate, truncate at base, very obliquely apiculate, glabrous; mid nerve curved at apex; lateral nerves fine, numerous, oblique, anastomosing. Peduncles slender, shorter, strongly pubescent. Flowers 4 - 8 in an umbel, ca 12 mm across; pedicels thrice as long as sepals; bracts subulate. Capsules as long as sepals; seeds tuberculate.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. - June.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka.


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