Kumaon Leptodermis   
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Kumaon Leptodermis
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Kumaon Leptodermis
Botanical name: Leptodermis kumaonensis    Family: Rubiaceae (coffee family)

Kumaon Leptodermis is a deciduous grey stemmed shrub which grows upto 1.5 m high. Small narrow-elliptic, short-stalked leaves are entire, but sometimes have spiny hair on the edges. Flowers are white or pink, and turn purple with time. They appear in axial stalkless clusters. Petals are an interesting shape. Is found in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2000-3800 m. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed at Siroy Hill, Ukhrul, Manipur.
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