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Cerastium dahuricum Fischer in Sprengel, Pl. Min. Cogn. Pug. 2: 65. 1815; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 227. 1874.


Herbs, perennial; stems 3 - 6 mm thick, shiny, glabrous above, sometimes pubescent below. Leaves sessile, ovate or oblong, amplexicaul, acute or rarely obtuse at apex, 2.5 - 6 x 1 - 2.2 cm. Flowers in cymes; pedicels 1 - 2 cm long, upto 4 cm long in fruit. Sepals oblong-elliptic, acute at apex, 9 - 10 mm long, shiny, scarious-margined. Petals obcordate, 2-lobed, 18 - 19 mm long with ciliate claw. Capsules straight, 15 - 19 mm long, striate, many-nerved with recurved teeth; seeds 1 - 1.2 mm in diam., tuberculate.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: Temperate and alpine Himalayas. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan, W. Asia, Russia and Europe.




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