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Arenaria curvifolia Majumdar in Blumea 26: 446, f.1 a-h. 1980.


Herbs, 30 - 60 cm high, branching at upper nodes; stems cylindrical, minutely puberulent. Leaves linear, subulate or linear-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, 25 - 55 x 1 - 3 mm, scabro-puberulent at base, usually curved. Flowers few, in terminal cymes; pedicels up to 3.2 cm long; bracts foliaceous, 4 - 6 mm long. Sepals 5, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 8 - 10 mm long, glabrous. Petals 5, oblong, entire, obuse at apex, 5 - 6 mm long. Stamens 4 - 6 mm long; anthers elliptic. Ovary globose, 1 - 2 mm in diam.; styles 3. Capsules obovate, 6-valved 4 - 5 mm long; seeds ovate-oblong, ca 3 mm long, flat, rough.

July - Aug.; Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: Western Himalayas, 3340 - 3650 m. Uttar Pradesh (Kauri Pass, Garhwal).

Endemic. So far known from the type locality only.





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