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Cassiope D. Don in Edinb. N. Phil. J. 17:157. 1834. C B. Clarke in Hk. f., Fl. Br. Ind. 3:462 1882 ; Parker, Forest Fl. Punj. 296. 1918.

Small shrubs; branches crowded, fastigiate. Leaves small, thick, imbricate and appressed to the stem, in 4 rows. Flowers solitary axillary or in small clusters, pentamerous. Corolla campanulate. Stamens 10, included, adherent at base of corolla; anthers opening by apical pores. Ovary 5-locular; style cylindric. Fruit capsular; dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds numerous, minute.

A genus of about 12 species, found in the sub-arctic and high Asiatic mountains.

Lower Taxon

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