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Published In: Revisio Saxifragarum 28, pl. 24. 1831. (Rev. Saxifrag.) 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.-September.
Type: Type: Wallich (G-DC).
Distribution: Distribution: Alpine and sub-alpine Himalayas (from Kashmir to Nepal); S. Tibet, W. China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Grows in wet soil from 3000-4500 m in the Northern regions of Pakistan and Kashmir. Differs from the previous species in its basal attenuate leaves.
Illustration: Saxifraga moorcroftiana (Ser.) Wall. ex Sternb. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Swat: Bishingram, 11.8.1953, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Kashmir: Qazi Nag, Khara Maru, 22.10.1966, Jan Mond. s.n. (RAW); Hazara: Basal, nr. Lalazar Lake, 13500', M. A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 4114 (RAW); Kaghan, Duthie 19439(K); Gittidas, Iqbal Dar 142 (1SL); B-8 Gilgit: Gudai to Chillam, c. 9000', Webster & Nasir 6509 (RAW); Chillam, 10,000', in wet soil, R.R & I.D. Stewart 18979 (RAW).


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Plant erect, 10-40 cm. Lower leaves glabrous, 3-5 cm long, elliptic to lanceolate, base attenuate, apex acute; petiole 2-4 cm long, glabrous to sparsely villous near the base. Cauline leaves 1-2 cm, decreasing in size up-wards, ovate, amplexicaul, sparsely glandular-ciliate. Flowers yellow, 1-3(-8), in corymbs. Pedicels and upper portion of stem glandular hairy. Bracts c. 4 mm long. Sepals 4-5 mm long, obovate, almost free, ciliate. Petals c. 7 mm long, oblong-ovate. Filaments slightly shorter than the petals. Styles short, divergent; stigmas prominent. Capsule ovoid, c. 7 mm long.
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