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Published In: Illustrations of the Botany ... of the Himalayan Mountains ... 1: 55. 1834. (Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: HARALD RIEDL and YASIN J. NASIR
Contributor Institution: Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Distribution: Distribution: Widely distributed in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalaya, as far as Tibet; more common in the eastern part of the area.


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Rootstock slender covered with remains of old petioles in its upper part. Stems 20-40 (-80) cm high, ± branched, with a few spreading hairs in the lower, with dense, usually glandular hairs in the upper part below the flowers. Basal leaves bi-rarely tri-ternate with long petioles. Leaflets with short petioles, 1-3 cm long and wide, obovate to cuneate, 2-3-fid to nearly the base, glabrous above, usually paler and slightly pubescent beneath. Cauline leaves reduced in size and partition from the base upwards, uppermost leaves bract-l ike, 1-2 cm long with 1-3 lanceolate lobes. Flowers usually ± nodding. Sepals pale-purplish to blue-purple, 13-18 x 6-8 mm, acute or obtuse, ± puberulous. Lamina of sepals blue, sometimes with yellowish or cream, 10-13 mm long, obovate, spur purplish, straight or slightly curved, 12-17 (-22)mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm wide at the base. Staminodes lanceolate, 6 mm long. Follicles 5-6, 16-24 mm long, pubescent.
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