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Menyanthes trifoliata Linn., Sp.Pl. 145. 1753. C.B.Clarke l.c.; Bobrov in Shishkin & Bobrov Fl.U.S.S.R.18:642. 1952; Schiman-Czeika l.c.; Stewart Ann.Catal.Vasc. Pl. W.Pak. & Kashm. 563.1972.

Perennial, with a stout rootstock, scapes (10-) 15-30 (-40) cm long. Petiole 7-20 cm long, usually sheathing at base, covering the stem, leaflets subsessile, 3-8 cm x 2-3 cm elliptic oblong-ovate, margin entire or slightly dentate, apex acute. Raceme 2.5-15 cm long on 7-16 cm long peduncle. Pedicel 7-20 mm long, the lowest usually longer. Calyx 4-5 mm long, lobes somewhat obtuse, corolla white-pale pink, 8-12 (-14) mm long, lobes acute. Style c. 6 mm long, selender. Capsule 6-8 mm long, pointed. Seeds numerous, 2-3 mm long, lens shaped, yellow.

Type: Described from Europe. (Hb.LINN 203/4-Photo!).

Distribution: Same as that of the genus.

This plant occurs on the lake borders of Kashmir valley expected to occur in our region also.


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