Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

JSP Page
Arenaria glanduligera Edgew. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 240. 1874.


Herbs, perennial, laxly caespitose, densely glandular-pubescent; stems shiny, 2 - 6 brownish below, with a line of hairs above. Leaves ovate or elliptic, acute or acuminate at apex, 3 - 7 (-12) x 2 - 3 (-4) mm, hardly thick along margins, glandular pubescent on both surfaces. Flowers solitary, terminal, 8.5 - 12.5 mm across; pedicels up to 2 cm long, pubescent. Sepals spreading, ovate or lanceolate, obtuse or acute at apex, 4 - 5 x 1.5 mm, scarious-margined, often purplish. Petals obovate, 6 - 7 x 2.5 - 4 mm, white or purplish. Stamens ca 4 mm long; filaments united below. Ovary obovoid, ca 2 mm long; styles 3, ca 3 mm long. Capsules 6-valved; seeds few.

Fl. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: Alpine Himalayas, 4000 - 5000 m, on sandy slopes. Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Nepal, Bhutan and China (Tibet).




JSP Page
  • Search