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Lepyrodiclis holosteoides (C. Meyer) Fischer & C. Meyer, Enum. Pl. Nov. 1: 93. 1841. Gouffeia holosteoides C. Meyer, Verz. Pfl. Casp. 217. 1831. Arenaria holosteoides (C. Meyer) Edgew. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 241. 1874.

Herbs, annual, slender, much branched, glabrous or glandular-pubescent, 60 - 90 cm high; stems on upper parts glandular-pubescent. Leaves sessile, linear or linear-lanceolate, cordate at base, acute or acuminate at apex, 2.5 - 7.5 cm long, spreading. Flowers solitary, axillary or in few-flowered cymes; pedicels bracteate in cymes but ebracteate in solitary flowers; bracts similar to leaves but becoming smaller upwards. Sepals usually linear-lanceolate, obtuse at apex, 4 - 6 x 0.7 - 1 mm, glabrous to glandular-ciliate. Petals obovate or spathulate, equalling or exceeding sepals, retuse, white. Filaments with broad flattened free bases. Styles 2, filiform. Capsules globose, 2-valved, included in persistent calyx, few-seeded; seeds ca 1.4 mm in diam., tuberculate.

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

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

Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.


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