Saxifraga filicaulis Wall., Prodr. 4: 46 (1830) (syn: Hirculus filicaulis (Wall.) Losinsk.; Saxifraga mairei H.Lév.);
Himalaya to China (W. Sichuan, NW. & E. Yunnan, E. Central Shaanxi) as per POWO;
Bhutan, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan (Hazara), China (Shaanxi, W-Sichuan, E-Yunnan, NW-Yunnan), S-Tibet, N-India, Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
Densely caespitose with wiry, branching, erect or trailing stems 5-15cm, sparsely glandular-pubescent, often bearing scaly buds in leaf axils above. Leaves elliptic, 4-8 x 0.5-1mm, acuminate to a bristle-like point, narrowed to a ciliate stem-clasping petiolar base, margin inrolled and bearing 1-2 cilia on each side. Flowers solitary on pedicels up to 1.5cm, glandular-pubescent. Calyx 4mm, reddish, lobes ovate, 2.5 x 1.5mm, obtuse. Petals obovate or oblanceolate, 7-8 x 2-3mm, yellow.
On rocks and open grassy slopes.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Saxifraga filicaulis by Krishan Lal : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Saxifraga filicaulis Wall. ex Ser.: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Talcha-Rara, Nepal
Date: 19 August 2021
Habit : Wild