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Saxifraga moorcroftiana (Ser.)Sternb., Revis.Saxifrag.Suppl. 2:28. 1831. Collett, Fl.Siml. 175.1902; Blatter, Beaut.Flow.Kashm. 1:119.1928; Hara in Ohashi, Fl. E.Himal., Uni. Mus. Uni.Tokyo Bull.8:50.1975.

  • Saxifraga diversifolia var. moorcroftiana Ser.

    Plant erect, 10-40 cm. Lower leaves glabrous, 3-5 cm long, elliptic to lanceolate, base attenuate, apex acute; petiole 2-4 cm long, glabrous to sparsely villous near the base. Cauline leaves 1-2 cm, decreasing in size up-wards, ovate, amplexicaul, sparsely glandular-ciliate. Flowers yellow, 1-3(-8), in corymbs. Pedicels and upper portion of stem glandular hairy. Bracts c. 4 mm long. Sepals 4-5 mm long, obovate, almost free, ciliate. Petals c. 7 mm long, oblong-ovate. Filaments slightly shorter than the petals. Styles short, divergent; stigmas prominent. Capsule ovoid, c. 7 mm long.

    Fl.Per.: Aug.-September.

    Type: Wallich (G-DC).

    Distribution: Alpine and sub-alpine Himalayas (from Kashmir to Nepal); S. Tibet, W. China.

    Grows in wet soil from 3000-4500 m in the Northern regions of Pakistan and Kashmir. Differs from the previous species in its basal attenuate leaves.


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