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Arenaria neelgherrensis Wight & Arn., Prodr. 43. 1834; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 239. 1874.

Herbs, annual; stems much branched, procumbent, elongate, with a line of hairs. Leaves subsessile, obovate or elliptic, obtuse at apex, 6 - 15 x 3 - 6 mm, glabrous, gland-dotted. Flowers solitary, axillary or in small terminal cymes, 3 - 4 mm across; pedicels slender, 9 - 10 mm long, viscid-pubescent; bracts leafy. Sepals ovate, acute at apex, ca 4 x 1 mm, scarious-margined, glabrous except the dorsal pubescent nerve. Petals longer than sepals. Styles usually 3, rarely 4. Capsules ovoid, as long as sepals; seeds compressed, transversely striate.

Fl. April - June; Fr. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: Subtropical and temperate Himalayas and the Western Ghats. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Pakistan and Nepal.

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