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2. Stellaria monosperma Buch. -Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 215. 1825. Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 118.1960 & in Fl. Pl. W. Pak. & Afghan. 53.1964; Stewart in Biologia 13(2): 62.1.967 & Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 254.1972.


  • Stellaria crispata Wall. ex Edgew. & Hook. f.
  • Stellaria monosperma f. monosperma Mizushima

    Erect perennial, 30-30 cm. Stems shining. branched or not, 4-angled, glabrous or pubescent. Upper portion of stem and pedicles densely glandular hairy. Leaves large, 25-70(-90) x 8-15(-17) mm, linear-lanceolate to ovate lanceolate, sessile, acute to acuminate, surface glabrous to sparsely pubescent, margin ciliate to very minutely papillose. Flowers in cymes. Bracts linear-lanceolate, acuminate, margin scarious. Petals white, as long as or shorter than the sepals. bilobed. Styles 3. Capsule about as long as the sepals, 1-2-seeded. Seeds large tuberculate.

    Fl. Per.: July-August.

    Type: Wall. Cat. No. 633.

    Distribution: S. E. Iran, Afghanistan, Temperate Himalaya, N. Pakistan, Kashmir to Sikkim. Indo-China, W. China.

    Common. often in thin forest, from 1800-3650 in. Our plants usually have narrower leaves than those found in Kashmir.


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