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Biophytum longibracteatum Tad. & Jacob in J. Indian Bot. Soc. 4: 87. 1924; C. Fischer in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1868. 1935.

Herbs; stems simple or sometimes shortly branched, pubescent. Leaves paripinnate, 2 - 5 cm long; rachis hairy; petioles short-hairy; stipules linear, minute; leaflets 4 - 11 pairs, subsessile, 5 - 10 mm long. Peduncles slender, densely hairy. Flowers few to many, in umbels; pedicels short, slender, glabrous; bracts very conspicuous, lanceolate, acuminate, 5 - 8 mm long. Sepals lanceolate, acuminate, 5 - 6 mm long. Petals 5, connate, yellow. Stamens 10, 5 long alternating with 5 short; filaments shortly pubescent in middle. Capsules obovate,half the length of calyx; seeds minute with tuberculate ridges.

Fl. & Fr. Feb.

Distrib. India: Peninsular India, Tamil Nadu.


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