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Habit, A prostrate ascending undershrub 1 ft. high, annual growth comparatively long, perulae deciduous.
Leaves. Lamina elliptic, rounded or obtuse at apex; base rounded obtuse; upper surface minutely rugulose with scattered hair vestiges, particularly on midrib; under surface sparse thin veil of hairs and some sessile glands. Petiole
Inflorescence an umbel of 4-5 flowers (1-2 repens), bracts not persisting^around pedicel.
Fedicel about 1 cm. long, clad with short glands and strigose hairs, slightly broad at apex.
Calyx large about 5-7 mm. long, lobes fringed with hairs like those on pedicel and with a few glands.
Corolla less tubular than the type, shorter more funnel shaped lobes more crenulate less emarginate.
Stamens slightly shorter than the style, puberulous at base 1.5-1.7 cm. long.
Pistil slightly exceeding stamens, about 1.8 cm. long; ovary (2.3 am. in type) clad with glands mixed with hairs (strigose or slightly fasciately branched).
Differs from the type chiefly in the many flowered umbel and the deciduous inflorescence bracts _ the want of perulae on older wood- the less prostrate not rooting stems.
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5846; sometimes quite pale pink, usually with darker spotting on upper half of corolla. Prostrate ascending undershruh 1-4 ft, high growing amongst boulders on the sheltered side of the hill, in very broken ground. A dense scrub of several species covers the hillside, Doshong La, 12-13000 ft, Alt, 24/6/24, Ward 5847"*.