Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

JSP Page
Arenaria edgeworthiana Majumdar in J. Indian Bot. Soc. 44: 141. 1965. A. monticola Edgew. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 238. 1874, non Buckley 1862.


Herbs, densely caespitose forming subglobose tufts, up to 5 cm high, 15 - 30 mm across; branches densely leafy. Leaves linear-lanceolate, acicular at apex, 7 - 9 x 1 mm, broadly scarious and sheathing at base, thick and ciliate along margins, rigid, recurved, shiny with a prominent midnerve; upper most leaves of flowering shoots bract-like, ca 2 mm broad, subscarious. Flowers solitary at branch ends, sessile. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, 10 - 11 x 2 - 3 mm, scarious-margined; nerves 3, strong and closely placed in middle. Petals obovate, shortly clawed, 11 - 12 x 6 - 7 mm, white. Filaments 5 - 6 mm long. Styles 3, slender. Capsules subglobose, 6-valved, 4 - 5 mm in diam.

Fl. July - Aug.; Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: Alpine regions, 4500 - 5500 m. Sikkim.

Nepal, Bhutan and China (Tibet).




JSP Page
  • Search