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7. Arenaria bryophylla Fernald, Rhodora. 21:5. 1919. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 238. 1972.


  • Arenaria musciformis Wall. ex. Edgew. & Hook. f.

    Cushion-forming, densely tufted perennial. Stem very short, woody, densely leafy, glabrous. Leaves fasciculate, 5-10 mm, the lower leaves brown and withered, subulate, acute, base with a broad scarious margin, minutely ciliate. Flowers solitary, shortly pedicellate. Sepals 6-6.5 mm, lanceolate, glabrous, acute, 3-nerved; nerves greenish with scarious margins. Petals white, longer than the sepals, obovate. Styles 3. Capsule included in the calyx.

    Fl. Per.: August.

    Type: Not indicated.

    Distribution: W. Tibet, Karakorums, Ladak, Sikkim.

    A plant of high altitudes. The only specimen seen is from Ladakh, Rupshu from an alt. of 5029-5332 m. Reported from Mt. Everest at 6216 m. (Stewart, l.c.).


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