Small-Sepal Saxifrage
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Small-Sepal Saxifrage
ative Photo: Suresh Rana
Common name: Small-Sepal Saxifrage
Botanical name: Saxifraga jacquemontiana    Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage family)
Synonyms: Saxifraga parvicalyx

Small-Sepal Saxifrage is distinguished by its hard mat-like growth of small densely crowded rosetttes of blunt leaves, and solitary yellow flowers which protrude just beyond the leaves. Flowers are nearly stalkless, with petals 5 mm long elliptic blunt, nearly twice as long as the sepals. Sepals are glandular hairy. Rosettes of leaves are 5-8 mm across. Leaves are oblong, about 4 mm long, prominently glandular hairy. Small-Sepal Saxifrage is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SE Tibet, altitudes of 4000-5200 m. It is common in Kashmir. Flowering: July-September.

Identification credit: Suresh Rana Photographed in Paddar Valley, Jammu & Kashmir.

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