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Berchemia edgeworthli M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 638. 1875.

Shrubs; branches glabrous. Leaves elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, 2-2.5 cm long, scarious; petioles 3-6 mm long; stipules 6 mm long. Flowers 6-merous, shortly pedicelled, 2 together in the axil of the leaves; buds almost hidden by the stipules. Calyx lobes 6. Petals 6, broadly ovate. Stamens 6. Drupes 1.6 cm long, surrounded at the base by the persistent entire calyx.

Distrib. India: Himalayas. Uttar Pradesh

Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Notes. This is a distinct species due to the hexamerous nature of its flowers. Parker (1918) included B. edgeworthii under B. lineata in his flora of Punjab, but a critical study of the type material supports its distinct identity.

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