Tailed-Leaf Pentasachme
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Tailed-Leaf Pentasachme
ative Photo: Jis Sebastian
Common name: Tailed-Leaf Pentasachme
Botanical name: Pentasachme wallichii    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
Synonyms: Pentasacme wallichii

Tailed-Leaf Pentasachme is a perennial herb, erect, often growing in or near flowing water. It has lanceshaped long-pointed leaves. Flower umbels are mostly few-flowers, short-stalked. Flowers are white with linear blunt petals. Scaled in the throat are small, gland-formed. Anthers are long-pointed, stigma beaked. Tailed-Leaf Pentasachme is found in the Himalayas, from Kumaon, Nepal to NE India, at altitudes of 800-2400 m.

Identification credit: Jis Sebastian
Photographed in Ryalli, Dibang valley district, Arunachal Pradesh.
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