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Arenaria stracheyi Edgew. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 240. 1874.


Herbs, perennial, small, entirely glabrous; stems laxly caespitose, 2 - 5 cm high. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate and thickened at apex, 6 - 7.5 x 2 mm. Flowers solitary, terminal, 1.1 - 1.7 cm across; pedicels ebracteate. Sepals lanceolate, acuminate at apex, ca 5 mm long, coriaceous. Petals obovate, ca 7 x 4 mm, white. Styles 3. Capsules 6-valved, shorter than sepals; seeds somewhat auriform, pale, smooth.

Fl. Aug.

Distrib. India: Alpine Himalayas, 4500 - 5000 m, on rocks. Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim.

Pakistan, Bhutan and China (Tibet).




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