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Arenaria griffithii Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Orient. 2, 1: 89. 1853; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 237. 1874.

Herbs, suffruticose, caespitose, glabrous to glandular-puberulent; flowering branches erect, 4 - 9 cm high. Leaves densely crowded, subulate, sometimes recurved at apex, 7 - 9 mm long, setaceous, ciliolate, pungent. Bracts subulate, 3-angular, acuminate, ca 3 mm long, concave. Calyx thick and round at base; sepals ovate, acute, ca 4.5 x 2.5 mm, glandular, broadly scarious-margined, concave, coriaceous. Petals obovate, ca 6.5 x 3.5 mm. Stamens ca 4 mm long. Ovary ovoid, ca 2 mm long; styles ca 1.5 mm long. Capsules globose or broadly ovoid, 6-valved, shorter than sepals, coriaceous.

Fl. June - Aug.

Distrib. India: Subalpine regions, 3000 - 4000 m. Jammu & Kashmir.

Pakistan, China (Tibet) and Afghanistan.

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