Stellaria vestita Kurz, J. Bot. 11: 194 1873. (syn: Stellaria hamiltoniana Majumdar; Stellaria hamiltoniana var. vestita (Kurz) Majumdar; Stellaria laxa Merr. (ambiguous synonym); Stellaria pseudosaxatilis Hand.-Mazz.; Stellaria saxatilis Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (ambiguous synonym); Stellaria saxatilis f. petiolata Mizush.; Stellaria stellatopilosa Hayata) ?;
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China (Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Tibet, peninsular Malaysia, Java, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines (Luzon), Sikkim, Vietnam, Thailand, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu), Bhutan, Cambodia as per Catalogue of Life;
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Perennial herbs, about 25-90 cm long, laxly caespitose or tufted. Stem decumbent or ascending, simple or branched from the base, stellate pubescent, densely woolly tomentose with stellate hairs in upper parts. Leaves simple, opposite, lanceolate-ovate, ovate-elliptic to elliptic oblong, about 3-10 x 0.5-2.5 cm across, base rounded, margin ciliate, apex deeply acute, 1 veined, midrib impressed above and slightly prominent beneath, petiole subsessile, stipules absent. Inflorescence usually in lax cymes of 1-4 flowers, terminal or axillary, peduncles about 1.5-5 cm long. Flowers bisexual, pedicel slender, reflexed, stellate pubescent, sometimes about 8-25 mm long, bracts paired, linear-subulate, margins scarious, about 3-5 mm long, sepals 5, oblong, triveined, herbaceous, margins narrow membranous, apex acute, persistent, about 5-6 mm long, petals 5, white, limb bi-fid from the base, margins entire, about 4 mm long. Stamens 10, almost as slightly shorter than petals, staminodes absent. Ovary superior, unilocular rarely trilocular, ovules many, styles 3 rarely 4. Fruit capsule, obovoid-globose, about 5-6 mm long, dehiscing with 5 valves or opening by twice the number of styles present. Seeds up to 10, reniform or globose, about 1 mm across, compressed laterally, tuberculate, dotted, black.

Flowering/Fruiting: March-May/May-June.
Temperate Himalayas and Western Ghats, altitude 1400-2500 m.
Asia: Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal; Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi from India Biodiversity Portal);
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0SK1089 18 APR-2018 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)- around 700 kb each.

Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Wild

Pl. check 


I think Stellaria. Pl. check.
I could not find a match.

Appearing Stellaria species

Stellaria vestita Kurz  ??

Is it matching ?


Any match ?


Appears close as per these urls.



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SK1825 02 April 2019 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6) – around 800 kb each.

Location: Ghandruki, Kaski Dt.
Date: 23 March 2019
Elevation: 2053 m.
Habit : Wild 

Stellaria uliginosa Murray. ??
Syn : Stellaria alsine Grimm

Looks different from images at Stellaria alsine Grimm
Also could not find a match as per comparative images at Stellaria

try Stellaria media

Tried earlier but could not conclude due to the difference of 3 months in flowering season.

you still don’t get it. global warming and environmental upheaval around the world negates seasons as written down in older floras, books etc. if anatomy matches prescribed features, that’s what we go with to check with older seasonal calendar


Cerastium cerastioides

I am afraid Cerastium cerastoides is not the correct ID.

It appears apparently similar to Stellaria vestita Kurz, but is different from it.



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SK1970 04 June 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 500 kb each.
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2511 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Which Stellaria ??

Appears close to images at Stellaria vestita Kurz ?



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Stellaria vestita Kurz : 6 posts by 1 author. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Latha Bhanjyang, Phulchoki
Date: 20 June 2020
Elevation: 2114m.
Habitat : Wild


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SK1023 17MAR-2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location: Godawari Botanical Garden, Nepal 
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 10 January  2017
Habit : Wild

Solanaceae member?


Stellaria vestita Kurz !


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