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Published In: American Midland Naturalist 7(4–5): 134. 1921. (Amer. Midl. Naturalist) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-July.
Type: Type locality: Sweden (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: N. temperate regions of Europe, USSR and C. & Eastern Asia, & N. America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Usually found under conifers (pines or junipers) from 3100-4000 m. Fairly common in the Northern regions of Pakistan. The leaves are medicinal and used in the treatment of wounds and as a brew.
Illustration: Orthilia secunda (L.) House (Illustration)
Map Location: Kashmir B-8: Kamri Pass, 9500', in forest, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 1865 (RAW); id., R.R. & I. D. Stewart & E. Nasir 21706 (RAW,); Gilgit: Rama, above Astor, ± 10,000 ', in pine forest, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 22877 (RAW,K); id., E. Nasir & G.L. Webster 6436 (RAW,K); Astor, Mushkin forest, 9-10000', Duthie 12269 (E); Nalter lake, 12,000' , R.R. Stewart 26310 (RAW,K).


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Perennial, glabrous. Stem creeping, slender, branched. Lamina elliptic-ovate to ovate, 20-30 x 14-21 mm, serrulate or crenulate, acute (or with a short mucro), under surface pale, nerves prominent. Petiole shorter than the lamina. Scales ovate-acuminate, 3-6 mm long. Scape slender, 6-11-flowered. Scape scales 2-3, similar to the cauline ones. Bracts ovate-lanceolate, 2-4 mm long. Pedicels at anthesis ± size of the bracts, minutely papillose. Flowers drooping. Calyx lobes orbicular-oblong, 1.5-2 x 1.5 mm, margin ± denticulate. Petals ± oblong, 4.5-5 mm long, denticulate. Filaments subulate, 3.5 mm long, base dilated; anthers 2 mm long, minutely papillose, pore tubes absent, pores wide. Ovary 5-lobed, 2-2.5 mm broad, globose and slightly depressed. Style fleshy, stout, 3-4.5 mm long, erect, exserted; stigma 5-lobed. Capsule 5-5.5 mm broad, nodding; seeds as in Pyrola rotundifolia subsp. karakoramica.
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