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4. Stellaria montioides (Edgew. & Hook. f.) S. A. Ghazanfar, stat. nov.


  • Stellaria graminea sensu G. Webster & Nasir
  • Stellaria graminea var. montioides Edgew. & Hook. f.

    Glabrous perennial. Stems 6-15(-25) cm, usually erect, sometimes ascend. simple, infrequently branched, quadrangular, shining. Leaves 10-40 x 1-3 mm, linear, narrow at the base, acute, prominently 1-nerved, with the midrib and margins thickened, glabrous occasionally ciliate at the base. Leaves often erect, frequently in axillary fascicles. Flowers 1(-2). Bracts glabrous, scarious at the margins. Pedicel slender. Sepals 4-5.5 mm, lanceolate, acute. Petal 2-lobed. Capsule as long as the sepals or slightly longer.

    Fl. Per.: June-August.

    Type: Western Tibet (?), T. Thomson..

    Distribution: Afghanistan, N. Pakistan to W. Tibet.

    Alpine plant with solitary flowers. growing at alt. 3350-4420 m.


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