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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 403–404. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: July-September.
Type: Type: Described from Lapland.
Distribution: Distribution: Forest and Arctic zones of W. & E. Siberia; N. America; W. Asia; Alps of Europe; Himalayas & W. Tibet, from 4600-5700 m.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found here in the Karakorum range and Gilgit (O. Polunin 6227, Stewart, l.c.) on stony and pebbly slopes and in rock crevices at c. 4500 m.
Illustration: Saxifraga cernua L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Baltistan: B-9 Karakorum, Skoro La, 4600 m, Hartmann 359 (RAW).


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Herb, 4-13 cm high, sometimes branching. Basal leaves 8-10 x 4-10 mm, reniform with rounded to acute lobes; petiole c. 1.5 cm long. Cauline leaves lanceolate, with bulbils in their axils; bulbils red. Flowers white, terminal. Sepals 2-4 mm, ovate, subacute, pubescent. Petals c. 6 mm, oval-oblong, narrow at the base. Carpels almost free; style short.
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