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Viola placida W. Becker in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. Abt. 2, 36: 58. 1918; S.P. Banerjee & Pramanik in Fasc. Fl. India 12: 31. 1983.


Herbs, acaulescent, hispid-pilose; rhizome thick, densely articulated, stoloniferous. Leaves radical, rotundate-ovate, rounded-crenate along margins, acuminate at apex, 1 - 1.5 cm across, densely hispid; petioles ca 3 cm long, retrosely hispid-pilose; stipules free, lanceolate to triangular-ovate, 6 - 8 mm long, hairy on both sides, glandulose-fimbriate to ciliate along margins. Peduncles scarcely exceeding the leaves, retrorse-hispid. Flowers small, lilac. Sepals narrow, oblong, appendages sub-rotundate. Petals oblong, up to 5 mm long; lateral petals bearded at base; lowest petal almost boat-shaped. Ovary glabrous; style geniculate at base, subclavate, horizontal, passing into a subemarginate shortly beaked stigma. Fruit not seen.

Fl. May.

Distrib. India: Sikkim.

Notes. This species is allied to V. hookeri Thomson in general, in hairyness of leaves to V. alba Besser and in the form of leaves to V. odorata L.




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