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Saxifraga parnassifolia D.Don in Trans.Linn.Soc. 13:405. 1821. C.B. Clarke,l.c. 933.p.p.; Hara in Ohashi, Fl.E.Himal. Uni.Mus.Uni.Tokyo, Bull.8:50.1975.

  • Saxifraga diversifolia var. parnassifolia (D. Don) Engl.

    Herb c. 12 cm high. Stem erect, glandular hairy. Basal leaves crowded, 2-3 cm long; broadly ovate, obtuse, base subcordate; glabrous to sparsely villous. Petiole 2-6 cm; base of petiole and stem hairy. Cauline leaves ovate, amplexicaul, glandular ciliate. Flowers yellow, (1-)2-6(-10), in corymbs, bracteate; bracts ovate-lanceolate, glandular ciliate. Pedicels and upper portion of stem glandular hairy. Sepals 4 mm, free, ovate, obtuse, glandular. Petals 6 mm long, broadly oblong, base narrow. Carpels basally united; style short, 2-3 mm long.

    Fl.Per.: Aug.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich.

    Distribution: Alpine Himalayas, from Kashmir to Sikkim.

    Recognised by its Parnassia-like, petiolate leaves.


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