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Published In: Monogr. Saxifraga 124. 1872. (Monogr. Saxifraga) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: Aug.-Sept.
Type: Lectotype: Tibet Occ.,alt.15-17000', Thomson(K).
Comment/Acknowledgements: Usually grows in moist and wet places. In Pakistan found in Baltistan, Kashmir and Chitral areas from 4000-4450 m.

Can be distinguished from the type variety by its usually solitary flowers and by the petals being only twice the length of the sepals.

Illustration: Saxifraga hirculus var. alpina Engl. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Chitral, 4000 m, F. Schmid 2356 (RAW); id.,Karumbar Pass, 13500', Stainton 3016 (RAW); Upper Yarkum Vy., 12-14000', 22.8.1954, Schmid s.n. (RAW); Dorah Pass, 14500', Stainton 3244 (RAW); Baltistan: B-8 Deosai Plains, Satpura Nullah, above Skardu, in wet places, 14500', R. R. Stewart 20257 (RAW); Deosai, 13000', R. R. Stewart 20726, 20694 (RAW); Burji La, Deosai side, c. 15000', R. R. Stewart 20123 (RAW); Middle Deosai, boggy place, 10 miles S. of Burji La, Webster & Nasir 6533(K); Skoro La, 4450 m, Hartmann 738 (RAW).

 

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Herb, 4-16 cm tall, erect. Stem glabrous to very sparsely brown villous. Leaves 7-15 mm long, lanceolate, sub-acute, bases shearing, petiolate; cauline leaves sessile, elliptic, decreasing in size upwards, glabrous, sparsely hairy at the base. Flowers solitary, rarely 2. Pedicels brown-villous. Sepals 3-6 mm long, ovate-oblong, margin brown-villous. Petals 7-11 mm long, broadly oblong, yellow, base sprinkled orange. Styles very short.
 
 
 
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