Draba altaica (C.A.Mey.) Bunge

 
  • Family : BRASSICACEAE
    (Mustard Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SARSON FAMILY (सरसों फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Brassicaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Draba altaica var. modesta (W.W.Sm.) W.T.Wang; Draba modesta W.W.Sm.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Draba altaica (C.A.Mey.) Bunge
  • Common name : Whitlow grass
  • Habit : Dwarf herb
  • Habitat : Rocky and grassy slopes, roadside and forests, altitude 3000-5500 m.
  • Comments / notes : Similar to D. sikkimensis but with only midribs and stumps of leaves from, previous years persisting at base; sparsely pubescent mainly with simple and forked, hairs but with a few stellate hairs; racemes corymbose, bracteate at base, 2-5cm, in flower, elongating up to 20cm in fruit; sepals c 1.25mm; petals c 2mm; pods, ovate, 2.5-5 x 1.5-2mm, acute, base rounded.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-August
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
  • Native : South-West Siberia to Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : South-West Siberia to Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 75
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 1: Part 2. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 428
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Draba altaica. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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