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Viola pogonantha W. Smith in Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 12: 228. 1920; Sparre & C. Fischer in Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1929: 252. 1929.


Herbs, 10 - 15 cm high; rootstock articulated. Leaves ovate or ovate-oblong, 6 - 8 x 3 - 4 cm, serrate-crenate, setose with white hairs; petioles 8 - 12 cm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, ca 1.5 cm long, subentire to glandular fimbriate. Peduncles 6 - 8 cm long. Flowers ca 1.5 cm across, white with purple striations. Sepals linear- oblong, ca 7 mm long; spur quadrate, 2 - 3 mm long, pilose. Petals oblong-obovate, ca 1 cm long, lateral ones bearded at base; spur obtuse. Ovary villous; stigma terminal, truncate. Capsules globose, villous.

Fl. April - May.

Distrib. India: Arunachal Pradesh.

China.

Notes. This species is reported from Arunachal Pradesh based on a single collection from Mishmi, Delei valley by Kingdon Ward (Sparre & C. Fischer, l.c.).




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