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Saxifraga hirculus var. hirculoides (Decne.) C.B. Clarke in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind. 2:392. 1878. Blatter, l.c.; Kitam, in Kihara,Fl. & Fauna Nep.Himal.l:144. 1955; Hartmann, l.c.

  • Saxifraga hirculoides Decne.

    Erect herb, 4-18 cm tall. Stem densely brown-villous. Basal leaves 7-10 mm long, broadly oblanceolate, base sheathing, cauline leaves sessile, elliptic, brown-villous at the base. Flowers 1-2(-3). Pedicels densely brown-villous at the base. Flowers 1-2(-3). Sepals 3-4 mm long, ovate, obtuse, brown-villous. Petals yellow, equalling or shorter than the sepals, margin sometimes sparsely brown-villous at the apex. Styles c. 1 mm long.

    Fl.Per.: July-September.

    Type: Kashmir, Jacquemont.

    Distribution: W. Himalayas, W. Tibet.

    Differs from the other 2 varieties found in Pakistan in its densely brown-villous stems and in the petals being as long as or shorter than the sepals. Found here at an alt. of c. 4700 m in Upper Kaghan and Karakorum in Baltistan.


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