Mat forming, cushion plant species. Taller white blossoms belong to a different species.


Common name:

Family: Caryophyllaceae


Photos: Main: Ghondghoro Glacier, ca. 4850 m. K. Hewitt, 2013;

Middle: Ghondoghoro Glacier, ca. 4800 m, 35° 35′ 7″ N, 76° 22′ 21″ E; 35.585278, 76.3725. Photo By K. Hewitt, 2008 while conducting glacier research.

Bottom: K. Hewitt, location/date TBD.

Sources and additional resources:

GBIF Secretariat (2021). Thylacospermum caespitosum (Cambess.) Schischk. in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset Accessed Jul 25 2021.

Polunin, O. and A. Stainton (1999). Thylacospermum caespitosum (Cambess.) Schischkin (T. rupifragum) Flowers of the Himalaya. Oxford University Press, Delhi. Entry 187 (pp. 51; plate 16).

Missouri Bot Garden (2021). Thylacospermum caespitosum (Cambess.) Schischk. in Tropicos Flora of Pakistan. Accessed on: 25 Jul 2021

WFO (2021). Thylacospermum caespitosum (Cambess.) Schischk. Online at: Accessed on: 25 Jul 2021