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);
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;

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);


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.

Is this finally confirmed as Stellaria vestita Kurz as per discussions herein and as discussions in another thread: SK1023 17MAR-2018 ?


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

Is this finally confirmed as Stellaria vestita Kurz as per discussions herein and as discussions in another thread: SK1023 17MAR-2018 ?


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 !


Stellaria vestita Kurz: 6 high res. images.

Location:  Bairi Daha , West Rukum, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 2200m.
Habit : Wild

Nepali Names : अर्मले झार  Armale Jhaar / खराने झार Kharaane Jhaar





Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (with high res. specimens)  BSI Flora of India  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  MNHN (Specimen)  iNaturalist  Flora Malesiana  POWO

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