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Saxifraga hirculus var. alpina Engl., Monogr.Saxifrag. 124. 1872. Blatter,l.c.120; R.R. Stewart in Pak.J.For.2,3:248.1961; Hartmann, l.c.; Sch.-Tem., l.c.; R.R. Stewart, Ann.Cat. Vasc.Pl.W.Pak. & Kashm.343.1975.

  • Saxifraga hirculus var. indica Clarke

    Herb, 4-16 cm tall, erect. Stem glabrous to very sparsely brown villous. Leaves 7-15 mm long, lanceolate, sub-acute, bases shearing, petiolate; cauline leaves sessile, elliptic, decreasing in size upwards, glabrous, sparsely hairy at the base. Flowers solitary, rarely 2. Pedicels brown-villous. Sepals 3-6 mm long, ovate-oblong, margin brown-villous. Petals 7-11 mm long, broadly oblong, yellow, base sprinkled orange. Styles very short.

    Fl.Per.: Aug.-Sept.

    Lectotype: Tibet Occ.,alt.15-17000', Thomson(K).

    Usually grows in moist and wet places. In Pakistan found in Baltistan, Kashmir and Chitral areas from 4000-4450 m.

    Can be distinguished from the type variety by its usually solitary flowers and by the petals being only twice the length of the sepals.


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