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Biophytum nervifolium Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 64. 1858. B. sensitivum (L.) DC. var.nervifolium (Thwaites) Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 437. 1874.

Herbs, stems very short, erect, unbranched. Leaves numerous forming a crowded rosette, almost on ground; leaflets 8 - 12 (-14) pairs, generally overlapping, terminal one largest, broadly oblong, apiculate, glabrous, paler beneath; lateral nerves very prominent. Peduncles stiff with appressed hairs. Flowers in dense umbels, crowded; pedicels shorter than sepals; bracts hairy. Sepals linear-lanceolate, attenuate, very acute; nerves 7, prominent, parallel. Petals much exceeding sepals. Styles hairy. Capsules ovoid, shorter than sepals; seeds strongly transversely ribbed, not tuberculate.

Fl. & Fr. Dec. - March.

Distrib. India: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka.

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