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Saxifraga jacquemontiana Decne. in Jacq.,Voy.Bot. 68,t.78.f.2. 1844. C.B. Clarke, l.c.395; Coventry, l.c.45; Blatter, Beaut.Flow.Kashm. 1:121.1928; Stewart in Pak.J.For., l.c.225.

Perennial, caespitose herb. Stems branched, 3-7 cm long, with densely imbricate leaves, forming rosettes at the tips. Leaves sessile, 4 mm long, broadly oblong, glandular-pubescent. Petals 5 mm long, yellow, broadly elliptic. Stamens as long as the sepals. Style very short; stigma capitate. Capsule ovoid.

Fl.Per.: July-September.

Type: Kashmir(?), (Yurpo, Soungnum), Jacquemont.

Distribution: Alpine Himalayas (Kashmir to Sikkim).

Grows on rocks, forming dense tufts, with leaves forming rosettes at tips of branches. A rock crevice plant, found from 4300-5000 m in the upper Kaghan and Baltistan areas.


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