Fleshy Golden Saxifrage   
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Fleshy Golden Saxifrage
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Fleshy Golden Saxifrage
Botanical name: Chrysosplenium carnosum    Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)
Synonyms: Chrysosplenium tibeticum, Chrysosplenium carnosulum

Fleshy Golden Saxifrage is a weak fleshy perennial herb with several leafy stems 4-8 cm long. Lover leaves are bract-like. Upper leaves are rounded to broadly elliptic, with rounded teeth, glossy, in an involucre surrounding terminal cluster of small greenish- to golden-yellow flowers. Sepals are 4, rounded, petals absent. Fleshy Golden Saxifrage is found in the Himalayas, from Uttarakhand to SE Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh, at altitudes of 3600-5200 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed enroute to Bumla Pass, Arunachal Pradesh.
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