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4. Dianthus angulatus Royle ex Benth., In, Royle, I11. Himal. Mount. 79. 1835. Edgew. & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:215. 1874; Blatter, Beaut. Fl. Kashm. 1:50. 1928; Wendelbo in Nytt. Mag. Bot. 1:29.1952; Mizushima in Kitam., Pl. W. Pak. & Afghan. 48. 1964; Stewart, l.c. 242. 1972.


Perennial, with short woody stock. Stems 15-20 cm, slender erect, many arising from the base, simple, glabrous. Leaves mostly congested basally, a few distant ones on the flowering shoots. Basal and cauline leaves similar, 10-30 x 1 mm, narrowly linear, scabrid on margins and surfaces or the surfaces glabrous; margin serrulate, apex acute, almost spiny. Flowers solitary, terminal. Bracteoles 4-6, broadly ovate, acute to mucronate, with a hyaline, ± ciliate margin. Calyx 15-17 mm, teeth c. 3 mm, triangular, acute. Petals white or reddish, limb c. 4 mm, exserted, fimbriate, ebarbulate.

Type: Kunawar, Royle.

Distribution: W. Himalaya from Kashmir to Kumoan.

Found from 2130-3350 m. It resembles D. orientalis in the vegetative characters but is distinguished by its smaller calyx and ovate bracteoles. Can easily, be misidentified for the female form of D. orientalis.


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