Pegaeophyton nepalense

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Pegaeophyton nepalense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Pegaeophyton
Species: P. nepalense
Binomial name
Pegaeophyton nepalense
Al-Shehbaz, Arai & H. Ohba

Pegaeophyton nepalense is a plant species reported from Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Xizang (= Tibet). It is found high in the Himalayas at elevations of over 4000 m (13,000 feet).[1][2]

Pegaeophyton nepalenseis a very small perennial herb rarely more than 2 cm tall, with an underground caudex and a rosette of leaves above ground. Leaves have relatively long petioles up to 14 mm long. Blades are ovate to almost round, up to 4 mm wide. Flowers number 3-8 per plant, up to 3 mm across, with white petals. Fruits are egg-shaped to almost spherical, up to 2 mm across, each with 2-4 seeds.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Al-Shehbaz, Ihsan Ali, Arai, Katsutoshi, & Ohba, Hideaki. 1998. A new Pegaeophyton (Brassicaceae) from Nepal. Novon 8:327-329.
  2. ^ Flora of China v 8 p 107
  3. ^ Warwick, S. I., A. Francis & I. A. Al-Shehbaz. 2006. Brassicaceae: Species checklist and database on CD-Rom. Plant Systematics and Evolution 259: 249–258.
  4. ^ photo of isotype of Pegaeophyton nepalensefrom Missouri Botanical Garden