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7. Lysimachia prolifera Klatt in Abh. Naturw. Ver. Hamburg. 4 (4):30.t.16. 1866. Hook. f., l.c. 503; Knuth, l.c. 275; Handel-Mazzetti, l.c. 118; H. Hara in results of Bot. Exped. 1960-1963, 1st report, p. 246.1966.


Plant prostrate-ascending. Stem (4-) 7-17 cm, glabrous to glandulose, especially the young shoots, simple or branched from the base. Leaves alternate and opposite, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, subspathulate, 14-25 x 6-9 mm, subacute, cuneate, decurrent, glandular-punctate, margin crisp; petiole shorter or almost equalling the lamina, minutely and sparsely glandulose. Flowers in short terminal corymbs, rose-red. Bract linear-subulate, obtuse, 3.5-5.5 mm long; pedicel shorter or equalling the lamina, minutely and sparsely glandulose. Calyx 5 mm long, 2/3 rd cleft; lobes lanceolate, 4-4.5 mm long, apiculate, glandular streaked, margin crisp. Corolla 6-6.2 mm long; lobes oblong-lanceolate, c. 4.6 mm long, apex subentire to more or less toothed. Stamens included; filaments shorter or equalling the corolla, 3.2-6.2 mm long; anthers 1-1.2 mm long, obtuse, glandular, sometimes sub exserted. Ovary ovaloid to subglobose, c. 1.2 mm broad, glabrous; style shorter or equalling the corolla, 4-4.5 mm long, slender, persistent; stigma subcapitate. Capsule globose, c. 3.6 mm broad. Seeds c. 1 mm long, trigonal, broad margined.

Fl.Per.: May-June.

Holotype: Sikkim, 8-10000 ft., J.D. Hooker and Thomson 8 (B, iso. K!).

Distribution: Temperate Himalaya: Hazara, Kashmir and eastward to Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Assam.

Not common. Variable as to length of the pedicel and filament. The latter may equal the corolla and the pedicel may be shorter or equalling the bract. Found from 3000-3700 m.


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