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Christolea stewartii (T. Anders.) Jafri in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edin. 22, 1:53, fig. 1, E. 1955.

  • Cheiranthus stewartii T. Anders.
  • Ermania stewartii (T. Andrs.) O.E. Schulz
  • Oreoblastus stewartii (T. And.) Suslova

    Perennial, 3-5 (-8) cm long, spreading or suberect, pilose except the siliquae. Radical leaves rosulate, spathulate, 10-30 mm long, 5-10 mm broad, bluntly 3-5-toothed to almost entire, subfleshy, pilose with simple and branched white hairs. Racemes 8-15-flowered, bracteate, up to 6 cm long in fruit. Flowers 4-5 mm across, lilac; pedicels up to 6 mm long in fruit, ascending, often turned to one side. Sepals c. 2.5 mm long. Petals c. 5 mm long. Stamens c 2:2.5 mm long. Siliquae 5-40 mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm borad, linear, compressed, glabrous; stigma depressed, subbilobed, sessile or subsessile; septum complete; seeds many, c. 1.5 mm long.

    Fl. Per. : June -July

    Type: W. Tibet: Ladak, J.L. Stewart (K).

    Distribution: Endemic to W. Tibet and Kashmir.

    Scarcely distinct from the very variable Cheiranthus himalayensis (Camb.) Jafri, which is more common in the area.


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