Androsace geraniifolia Watt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 17 1882. (syn: Androsace flaccida Hook.f. ex R.Knuth; Androsace pedicellata Royle ex R.Knuth; Primula paxiana Kuntze);
Himalaya to S. Tibet: East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Geranium Rock Jasmine
Decumbent perennial with slender rhizome, sometimes stoloniferous. Leaves suborbicular, 0.7-3.5(-6)cm diameter, divided to middle into 5-6 lobes, each with 3-5 apical teeth, white hirsute on both surfaces; petioles 1.5-10(-14)cm, densely white pubescent. Peduncles 1 to several per rosette, (3-)8-25cm (-35cm in fruit), densely pubescent; umbels 4-10(-25)-flowered, sometimes bearing a small leafy rossette which develops into a new plant when the peduncle becomes horizontal in fruit, and the umbel rests on the ground. Bracts linear or lanceolate, 1-4mm; pedicels 3-20mm. Calyx campanulate, 2-4mm, pubescent; teeth acute, ± equal to tube. Corolla pink or white with yellow eye; limb 4-8mm diameter; lobes oblong or obovate, 2-3 x 1.5-2.5mm, entire. Capsule globose, c 2.5mm.
On shaded banks in coniferous forests and on open mountain grassy slopes.
(Attributions: A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
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Please find attached, Adrosace geraniifolia, observed in Lachen valley, North Sikkim.
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