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Saxifraga pulvinaria H. Smith in Bull.Brit.Mus.Nat.Hist. 2(4):105. 1958. Sch.-Tem., l.c 13; Stewart, l.c. 344.

  • Saxifraga imbricata Royle

    Stems densely tufted, decumbent, 3-6 cm long. Leaves 2 mm long, densely imbricate, broadly oblong, apex obtuse, flattened with a white perforation, keeled below. Flowers white, terminal, solitary, sessile. Sepals 1.5 mum long, ovate, obtuse, glandular-ciliate. Petals 3-4 mm long, limb suborbicular, base unguiculate, margin undulate, sometimes lobed. Filaments c. as long as the sepals. Style short. Capsule broadly ovoid.

    Fl.Per.: June-July.

    Type locality: India, Kunawar.

    Distribution: Alpine Himalayas (Sikkim to Kashmir).

    Found in the Baltistan and Kaghan areas from 4300-4430 m. Grows on rocks forming almost smooth cushion-like tufts and mats.


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