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Arenaria ferruginea Duthie ex F. Williams in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 33: 410. 1898.


Herbs, laxly caespitose with slender branches; stems much branched, pubescent, angular below. Leaves linear-subulate, acuminate at apex, 5 - 9 x 1 - 1.5 mm, rigid, sometimes recurved. Bracts similar to leaves but smaller. Sepals 5, lanceolate, acuminate at apex, 5 - 6 mm long, broadly scarious-margined, thick, hard, 1-nerved; Petals ovate-lanceolate, clawed, acute at apex, ca 4 mm long. Stamens glandular at base, ca 4 mm long. Ovary ovoid, ca 1.5 mm in diam.; style ca 3 mm long. Capsules 6-valved, ca 3.8 mm long; seeds few, flat, pale yellow.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: Temperate and subalpine Himalayas, 2000 - 3000 m. Uttar Pradesh.

Endemic.




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