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Anisadenia saxatilis Wallich [ Cat. No. 1510. 1829, nom. nud.] ex Meissn., Pl. Vasc. Gen. Comment. 2: 96. 1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 412. 1874. A. khasyana Griffith, Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 534.1854. & Icon. Pl. Asiat. t. 593 (middle figure). 1854.


Perennial herbs or undershrubs, 12 - 46 cm high; stems simple, curved at base, stout, ascending, lower part creeping, rooting at base. Leaves 3 - 10 x 0.5 - 3.5 cm, lanceolate, or elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate at base, acute or shortly acuminate at apex, entire or undulate, glabrous above, glabrous to sparsely pubescent beneath, lateral nerves 5 - 6; petioles 0.5 - 5.0 cm long, glabrous. Flowers ca 10 mm across in 3 - 10 cm long, terminal racemes; peduncles 1 - 3 mm long; bracts ca 6 mm long. Sepals 3 - 5 mm long. Petals pink, 8 - 10 mm long, obovate, persistent. Stamens ca 5 mm long; filaments connate below; anthers ca 1 mm long. Ovary ovoid, ca 2 mm long; styles ca 4 mm long; stigma globose.

Fl. & Fr. July - Nov.

Distrib. India: In tropical evergreen forests of Himalayas up to 2500 m. Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya.

Nepal and Bhutan




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