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Bergenia ciliata f. ligulata Yeo in Kew Bull. 20,1:134. 1966-67.

Vern.: Zakham-e-hayat.

  • Bergenia himalaica Boriss.
  • Bergenia ligulata sensu Blatter
  • Saxifraga ligulata Wall.

    Leaves 4.5-17 x 4-13 cm; petiole 1.5-6 cm long. Both leaf surfaces glabrous; apex rounded.

    Fl.Per.: March-July.

    Type : Nepal, Kathmandu, E. Gardner (holo. K).

    Distribution: Throughout temperate Himalayas (from Kashmir to Bhutan), Assam, E. Afghanistan.

    “Rock begonia” is common on shady rocks, in Swat and Kashmir areas from 2000-3500 m. Medicinally used in fevers, diarrhoea and applied to bruises and boils. The roots contain gallic and tannic acid.


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