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Thylacospermum caespitosum (Camb.) Schischkin in Sched. ad. Herb. Fl. Ross. 9:90. 1932. Schischkin in Kom., Fl. USSR. 6:45.1936; Stewart. Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 255. 1972.


Thylacospermum caespitosum

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Arenaria rupifraga (Kar. & Kir.) Fenzl
  • Bryomorpha rupifraga Kar. et Kir.
  • Periandra caespitosa Camb.

    Densely pulvinate, glabrous. Stem branched, spreading, densely covered with, leaves. Leaves 2-3 x 2-2.5 mm, ovate, acuminate, the apex and margin thickened. Flowers shortlty pedicelled, terminal, solitary. Calyx c. 2.5 mm long, teeth ovate-lanceolate, acute with broad hyaline margin. Petals greenish, oblong, shorter thaw calyx.

    Fl. Per.: July.

    Type: Described from the upper reaches of the Yurpo river (India), Kanoar (P).

    Distribution: Tieh Shan, Baltistan, Western Tibet, Ladak, Sikkim.

    A distinct plant of high altitudes (over 4400 m) forming large cushions almost 30 cm across.


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