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Gaultheria trichophylla Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 260. t. 63. f. 3. 1835;. C.B. Clarke, l.c. 457; Parker, 1.c. 296.

Prostrate to procumbent shrublets. Stem slender, wiry; young branches with long hairs, internodes short. Leaves subsessile, 3-7 mm long, oval, margin serrate with long bristles, both surfaces glabrous. Flowers solitary, axillary; bractlets ovate, c. 3 mm long. Calyx lobes ovate, 2-3 mm long. Corolla 6-8 mm long, campanulate, pinkish-white. Capsule surrounded by succulent calyx. Seeds numerous, minute.

Type: Described from the Himalayas.

Distribution: It is often found in association with moss on earth, rocks and tree stumps from 3000 to 4000 m in Kashmir, Kaghan and Swat.


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