Pandua Stone Flower
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Pandua Stone Flower
P Native Photo: Momang Taram
Common name: Pandua Stone Flower
Botanical name: Didymocarpus punduanus    Family: Gesneriaceae (Gloxinia family)
Synonyms: Roettlera punduana

Pandua Stone Flower is a perennial herb with stem 20.3-25.4 cm. It is named for the Pandua region in Bengal. Leaf-stalks are velvet-hairy, eglandular. Leaves are 3-whorled stalked, 2 stalkless leaves at the tip. Leaves are shallowly crenulate, heart-shaped, tip nearly blunt. Flowers are borne in branch-end many-flowered cymes. Bracts are ovate, nearly hairless. Flowers are about 2.2 cm long, purple, nearly hairless. Ovary is 0.7-1.3 cm long, hairless. Capsule is about 4 cm long. Pandua Stone Flower is found in Nepal to East Himalaya, Tibet, Vietnam.

Identification credit: Momang Taram Photographed in Arunachal Pradesh.

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