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Bergenia ciliata Sternb      

Species

Bergenia ciliata Sternb

Local Name

Pakhanbeth (Nep)

Synonym

Saxigfraga ligulata Wall

Family

Saxifragaceae

Habitat

Found on rocks, ledges and cliffs.

Distribution Distributed to temperate and sub -alpine region.
Sikkim

Kyongnosla, Changu, Karponanag, Lachen to Thongu, Nathang, Prekchu -Tsokha, Pangolakha- Subaney Dara, Gangtok (domesticated).

Out side

West Bengal (Darjeeling, Labha, Takdah, Rimbick( Kalimpong), Arunachal Pradesh (Nyam Jang Chu), Bhutan (Phuntsoling district, Deothang district, Ha district and Mongar district).

General

Afghanistan, Himalayas (Kumaon to Bhutan), South Tibet, Meghalaya, Lushai hills.

Morphological

Leaves sub orbicular or broadly obovate, 15x4-14 cm, rounded at base and apex, margin finely denticulate and densely ciliate, leaves otherwise glaborous. Flowers 120; calyx 712 mm,green, lobes acute, denticulate near apex; petals obovate, 11-15 x 7 -13 mm, white tinged pink; stamens 6 -12 mm.

Flowering

February- April

Fruiting March-July
History

 

Parts

Root.

Status

Vulnerable.

 

Phytochemistry  
Agrocultivation  
Reference

1. Grierson, A.J.C. & D.G. Long 1987. Flora of Bhutan (Vol. 1, Part 3). Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 492.

2. Progress Report of the Project "Studies on Medicinal Plants of Sikkim" (1998 2001). State Council of Science and Technology for Sikkim.

Medicinal Used in fever, pulmonary infections, diarrhoea and scurvy. Decoction of the root is made and taken orally.
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Rhododendron

   Amongst the many floral treaties of Sikkim Himalaya one of the earliest ones may be found over the genus Rhododendron (Gk. rhodo = red, dendrons = tree ).  

 

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Orchid

  Orchid known for their brilliance in colors, unusual shapes attractive growth habits, variety in fragrance and exquisite beauty can attract any nature lovers.

 

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Medicinal Plant

Sikkim with its total geographical area of 7,096 sq km is bestowed with a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

 
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