Compact Deutzia   
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Compact Deutzia
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Compact Deutzia
Botanical name: Deutzia compacta    Family: Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)

Compact Deutzia is a deciduous shrub, 2-3 m tall. Flowers are white, or sometimes pinkish, fragrant, 1.2-1.8 cm across, borne in compact clusters on long lateral branches. Petals are obovate, 5-8 mm, which overlap when the flower is not fully open. Flowers have a set of outer stamens and a set of inner stamens. The outer ones have flat broad filaments, giving the impression of the inner stamens being surrounded by a frilly cup. Leaves are ovate-lance-shaped, 5-12 cm long, with minutely toothed margins. Leaves are green above and below. Compact Deutzia is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to SW China, at altitudes of 2100-3300 m. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: David Scherberich Photographed on Govindghat-Ghangria route, Uttarakhand & Lachung, Sikkim.

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