Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Cerastium glomeratum Thuill., Fl. Env. Paris ed. 2, 226. 1799. C. vulgatum auct. non L. 1753; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 228. 1874, p. p. C. vulgatum var. glomeratum (Thuill.) Edgew. & Hook. f., l. c. 228.


Herbs, annual, 10 - 40 cm high, glandular-pubescent, with erect or ascending flowering shoots. Leaves oblong, lanceolate, ovate or elliptic, apiculate, 10 - 25 x 6 - 9 mm, white-hairy. Cymes clustered; pedicels 2 - 4 mm long; bracts herbaceous, hairy. Sepals lanceolate, acuminate at apex, 4 - 5 x 1 - 1.5 mm, pubescent. Petals 2-fid, as long as sepals, white. Stamens 5 (-10). Capsules terete, cylindrical, curved upwards, 8 - 11 mm long, scarious, straw-coloured, opening by 10 straight teeth; seeds 0.5 - 0.6 mm, pale brown, rugose-tuberculate.

Fl. & Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: Throughout the hilly regions.

Bhutan and Nepal.




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