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Hylotelephium pakistanicum (G. R. Sarwar) G. R. Sarwar
[comb. novum. (Fig. 9, A-H).]

  • Sedum pakistanicum G. R. Sarwar

    Perennial glabrous herb. Root slender-cordlike. Rhizome branched, woody, caespitose, giving rise to many flowering and sterile shoots. Stem glabrous, branched, woody, spreading-ascending and rooting at nodes, 9.5-17.5 cm high. Leaves opposite, sessile, simple, fleshy, broadly ovate-suborbicular, entire or sinuate, 12-20 x 5-13 mm. Inflorescence corymbiform compound, terminal, many-flowered. Flowers small, bisexual, pentamerous, pedicel 1.2-5 mm long. Calyx 1.6-3 x 0.5-1 mm, lobes basally connate, lanceolate, acute, glabrous. Petals elliptic, lanceolate, acute, glabrous, pink or light purple, 4-5 x 1-2 mm. Stamens 10, 2.5-4.5 mm long, in two whorls, basifixed, dithecous, filaments nearly 1/2 adnate to petals, with blackish anther. Carpels bulging in the middle and tapering upward and downward, 2-4 x 0.5-1 mm, style short, stigma indistinct, stipe 0.4-0.7 mm. Nectar scales oblong, 0.4-0.7 mm long. Follicles erect, 3.5-5 x 0.8-1.3 mm. Seeds 6-12 per fruit, 0.8-1 x 0.2-0.4 mm, small, ellipsoid, brown with longitudinal striae.

    Fl.Per.: August.

    Holotype: Pakistan, Gilgit: Chaprot, 3080 m, West of Chalt, Y. Nasir (RAW!).

    Grows from 2700-4900 m on rocks and crevices; Distribution: Pakistan (Gilgit) and Kashmir.


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