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Arenaria ciliolata Edgew. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 240. 1874. A. ramellata F. Williams in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 399. 1909.

Herbs, perennial, laxly caespitose, 2 - 7 cm high, hairy; stems with 2 obscure lines of hairs on either side. Leaves spreading, sessile, oblong or elliptic, rounded or narrowed at base, sharply acute at apex, 7 - 9 x 2 - 3 mm, thickened and pale along margins, pungent, with long jointed yellowish hairs chiefly confined to margins and beneath. Flowers solitary or few in leafy cymes; pedicels 1 (-2) cm long, erect or recurved. Sepals lanceolate, acute at apex, 6 - 8 x 2 - 3 mm, thick and hard along margins and apex, scattered yellowish ciliate. Petals obovate-rounded, 7 - 9 x 3 mm, white. Stamens ca 2.5 mm long; filaments flat, connate at base. Styles 3, slender, ca 3 mm long, recurved. Capsules globose, 6-valved.


1a. Pedicels erect 2.1. cillolata
b. Pedicels recurved 2.2. pendula

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