Himalayan Deutzia
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Himalayan Deutzia
P Native Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Deutzia
Botanical name: Deutzia corymbosa    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Himalayan Deutzia is a shrub 1-3 m tall. Leaves are ovate, 3.5-7 x 1.5-2cm, tapering, base rounded, margin finely sawtoothed, sparsely velvet-hairy on both surfaces with minute star-shaped hairs; leaf-stalks 3-5mm. Flowers are crowded in a corymb or broad panicle, 5 to 8 cm across, each flower 1.5 cm in diameter. Sepal-cup including ovate, rounded or somewhat pointed sepals 3-4 mm, sparsely or densely star-shaped velvet-hairy. Petals are broadly obovate, 4-6 x 3-5 mm, overlapping, white or pink tinged. Stamens are 2-4 mm, inner series shorter. Styles are 3-3.5 mm. Capsules are broadly bell-shaped, 3-4 mm, opening by 3-5 valves at tip. Himalayan Deutzia is found in Central Himalaya and East Himalaya, at altitudes of 2100-3300 m. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: David Scherberich Photographed in Govindghat-Ghangria route, Uttarakhand & Lachung, Sikkim.

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