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Anisadenia pubescens Griffith, Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 535. 1854 & Icon. Pl. Asiat. t. 593 (right hand figure). 1854; Hooker f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 413. 1874.


Perennial herbs, 15 - 45 cm high; stems pubescent, leafy throughout, prostrate, often much branched; branches 5 - 24 cm long. Leaves 1 - 6 x 0.5 - 2.5 cm, elliptic to lanceolate, acute to cuneate at base,acute or shortly acuminate at apex, entire or undulate, appressed silky, hairy above, whitish villous beneath, nerves very oblique, generally 4-pairs, conspicuous on both surfaces; petioles 0.2 - 2.5 cm long, hairy. Flowers 1 - 1.5 cm in diam., 2 - 3 in terminal racemes; peduncles 1 - 5 mm long, erect, tomentose. Sepals 5 - 7 mm long, robust, gland-tipped hairy. Petals white, 12 - 15 mm long. Stamens ca 8 mm long. Ovary ovoid, 3-locular; Styles 3, ca 11 mm long; stigma globose.

Fl. & Fr. July - Nov.

Distrib. India: In subtropical and temperate evergreen forests of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya.

Bhutan and China.




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