Leptodermis virgata Edgew. ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 198 (1881);
Himalaya to India (Punjab): East Himalaya, India, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Edgew. in Aitchison Cat. Punjab. Pl. 70 ; leaves very small linear or oblong acute scabrid above, stipules with long pungent recurved points, capsule cylindric.
WESTERN HIMALAYA, alt. 4-7000 ft. from Murree, Falconer to Kulu, Edgeworth. SALT RANGE, Fleming.
A slender rigid excessively branched shrub ; branches very slender, erect or divaricate, white with spreading pubescence. Leaves 1/4-1/2 by 1/12-1/8 in., fascicled, straight or somewhat falcate, margins flat or recurved, pale beneath, nerves obscure ; stipules triangular with rigid long pungent points and thickened margins, white. Bracts often equalling the capsule. Calyx glabrous, teeth lanceolate ciliate, much longer than in L. lanceolata. Corolla 1/3 in. long, pubescent, purplish. Capsule 1/8 in., subcylindric. Seed with a few free fibres attached to the integument.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))

Leptodermis virgata Edgew. ex Hook.f. submission AS12 June22: 7 images- 5 high res.
Here’s a new addition to efloraofindia website.
Leptodermis virgata Edgew. ex Hook.f.
Family – Rubiaceae
Photographed in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh
In June 2022
Elevation – 1000 metres

This is sixth species of Leptodermis in eFI.
60% of Indian Leptodermis diversity shown in eFI now.
Never seen in Uttarakhand. BSI checklist on net says HP is the western most limit of this species.



POWO speciemen  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Pakistan  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)