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Cerastium indicum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 43. 1834; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 227. 1874.


Herbs, perennial, slender, 40 - 60 cm high, glandular-pubescent. Leaves subsessile , lanceolate, ovate or elliptic, acute at apex, 3 - 5.5 x 0.5 - 1.5 cm, membranous. Flowers few, in terminal dichotomous cymes; pedicels slender, tomentose. Sepals oblong-lanceolate, acute at apex, 4 - 5 mm long, narrowly scarious-margined. Petals 5 - 6 mm long· Capsules slightly longer than sepals, with curved teeth.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Feb.

Distrib. India: Western Ghats (Nilgris and Palnis). Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka.




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