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Arenaria melandryoides Edgew. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 241. 1874. A. cerastiiformis F. Williams in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 402. 1909.


Herbs, perennial, 7 - 8 cm high; roots long; branches arising from base, terete, with 2 rows of scabrid hairs, 1-flowered. Leaves elliptic, scabro-puberulent along margins, 8 - 15 x 3 - 5 mm, thick, 1-nerved. Pedicels short, 5 - 10 mm long, usually erect. Sepals linear to linear-lanceolate saccate at base scarcely acute at apex, 5 - 7 mm long, hispid, glandular-ciliate along margins, not scarious. Petals oblong, clawed and cuneate at base, 10 - 14 mm long, white to pale rose. Filaments subulate. ciliolate. Styles 2. Capsules 4-valved.

Fl. Aug. - Sept.; Fr. Sept. - Oct.

Distrib. India: Alpine regions, 4000 - 5000 m. Sikkim.

China (Tibet).




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