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Published In: Kew Bulletin 20(1): 134. 1966. (Kew Bull.) Name publication detail

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Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: March-July.
Type: Type : Nepal, Kathmandu, E. Gardner (holo. K).
Distribution: Distribution: Throughout temperate Himalayas (from Kashmir to Bhutan), Assam, E. Afghanistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: “Rock begonia” is common on shady rocks, in Swat and Kashmir areas from 2000-3500 m. Medicinally used in fevers, diarrhoea and applied to bruises and boils. The roots contain gallic and tannic acid.
Illustration: Bergenia ciliata fo. ligulata Yeo (Illustration)
Map Location: B.7 Swat: Lahore Students 96 (RAW); Hazara Dist.: Abbottabad, Sept. 1889, D. Nath Harnal s.n. (RAW); Hazara, Aug. 1939, Abdul Latif s.n. (RAW); 7 miles from Murree, Kazmi 3199 (PES); Kaghan, Shogran, c. 7750', common in crevices of rocks, 1.7.1953, Anwar Kazmi s.n. (KUH).


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Leaves 4.5-17 x 4-13 cm; petiole 1.5-6 cm long. Both leaf surfaces glabrous; apex rounded.
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