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Saxifraga cernua Linn., Sp.Pl. 403. 1753. C. B. Clark, l.c.390; Loz.-Lozinsk., l.c.168; Webb,l.c.377; Stewart,l.c.342.

  • Saxifraga cernua f. bulbillosa Engl. & Irm.

    Herb, 4-13 cm high, sometimes branching. Basal leaves 8-10 x 4-10 mm, reniform with rounded to acute lobes; petiole c. 1.5 cm long. Cauline leaves lanceolate, with bulbils in their axils; bulbils red. Flowers white, terminal. Sepals 2-4 mm, ovate, subacute, pubescent. Petals c. 6 mm, oval-oblong, narrow at the base. Carpels almost free; style short.

    Fl.Per.: July-September.

    Type: Described from Lapland.

    Distribution: Forest and Arctic zones of W. & E. Siberia; N. America; W. Asia; Alps of Europe; Himalayas & W. Tibet, from 4600-5700 m.

    Found here in the Karakorum range and Gilgit (O. Polunin 6227, Stewart, l.c.) on stony and pebbly slopes and in rock crevices at c. 4500 m.


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