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"Notes: Western Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests"
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Distribution

"Maharashtra: Satara Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Nilgiri"
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S Xizang [native to Central and South America].
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Plants annual. Stems diffuse, slender, rarely rooting at lower nodes, pilose or hirsute, Stipules 0.5--1.5 mm, slender, scarious. Leaf blade ovate or reniform, 0.5--1(--1.5) cm, pilose or glabrous. Peduncle 1--5 cm. Pedicel 0.2--2 cm, pilose. Sepals ovate-elliptic, ca. 3 × 1 mm, glabrous or pilose, margin membranous, apex acute. Petals white, subequaling sepals, 2-parted. Stamens 5, shorter than sepals, 2--3.5 mm. Ovary ovoid; styles 3, connate to below middle. Capsule ovoid, 2--3 mm. Seed reniform, tuberculate.
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

Habit: Herb
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Type Information

Holotype for Drymaria idiopoda S.F. Blake
Catalog Number: US 989609
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): S. F. Blake
Year Collected: 1919
Locality: Hacienda La Zumbadora., Copán, Honduras, Central America
  • Holotype: Blake, S. F. 1922. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 24: 4.
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Isotype for Drymaria sphagnophila Baehni & J.F. Macbr.
Catalog Number: US 1779692
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. F. Macbride & W. Featherstone
Locality: Mito, Huánuco, Peru, South America
Elevation (m): 3000 to 3000
  • Isotype: Baehni, C. & Macbride, J. F. 1937. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 13 (2): 625.
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Ecology

Habitat

Grasslands between forests; 1700--1900 m.
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Notes

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This plant is much more delicate than the more common, following species.
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