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9. Minuartia kashmirica (Edgeworth) Mattfeld, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 57(Beibl. 126): 32. 1921.

克什米尔米努草 ke shi mi er mi nu cao

Description from Flora of China

Arenaria kashmirica Edgeworth in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 1: 236. 1874; Minuartia lineata Bornmuller f. kashmirica (Edgeworth) R. R. Stewart.

Herbs perennial, glandular pubescent, rarely glabrous. Stems densely caespitose, many branched; branches leafy. Leaves linear-subulate, 1--2 cm, strongly spreading 3-veined, apex acute. Cymes pedunculate, subumbellate; bracts ovate-subulate, strongly veined. Pedicel usually shorter than sepals. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, shorter than petals, strongly 3-veined, apex acuminate. Petals white, ca. 8 mm, ca. 2 × as long as sepals, apex entire. Capsule ovoid, slightly longer than sepals, valves recurved.

Rock crevices; 1500--5000 m. Xizang [E Afghanistan, N India, W Nepal, N Pakistan].


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