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Published In: Voyage dans l'Inde 4(Bot.): 88, pl. 96. 1844. (Voy. Inde) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Synonym Text: Waldheimia glabra (Decne.) Regel in Acta Horti Petrop. 6: 310. 1879 – excl. W. tridactylites Kar. & Kir.; R.R.Stewart, l. c. 800; Tzvelev in Schischk. & Bobrov, Fl. USSR 26: 258. 2000 (Engl. transl.); W. tridactylites Kar. & Kir. subsp. glabra (Decne.) Podlech in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 13: 497. 1977; W. tridactylites sensu Weibel in Candollea 16: 193. 1958 (non Kar. & Kir, 1842).
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-September.
Type: Type: Himalaya, V. Jacquemont s. n (P).
Habitat: A species of subalpine zone, commonly occurs on slopes among small stones near glaciers and in rock crevices in sandy-loam soils above 3000 m in Kashmir, Chitral, Gilgit and Baltistan.
Distribution: Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The plant is dried, ground and used by mixing it with oil to itching skin and other skin diseases. Decoction of flowers and leaves is used as a vermifuge.
Map Location: A-6 Chitral: Upper Tirich glacier, 4860 ft, Dbinns 268 (E); A-8 Gigit, Barpo Glacier Nagar, 14200 ft., 8.8.56, A. H. T. Biscol 24 (RAW); Naz Bar (Yasin), 36 17.25 N/73 017 E, 4500 m, open cushion and rosette formations in the free gelifluction belt or on solifluction lobes in the alpine belt, on south facing scree, 3.9.1990, G. & S. Miehe 3046 (RAW); B-7 Hazara Dist.: Naran, Upper Kaghan, 1.8.54, Ch. Shaukat Ali 170 (RAW); B-8 Northern Areas, Kachura, Skardu, 11.7.98, M. Afzal 15 (RAW); Northern Areas, Harcho, 29.8.98, Yousuf Ali 79 (RAW); Karakorum, Baltistan (N. Pakistan), Baintha, 4080 m, 30.7.1962, Hans Hartmann 1265 (RAW); Kashmir, Har Nag, Upper Lidder Valley, 15000 ft., fls. pink, Sept. 1931, R. R. Stewart 12604 (RAW); Gilgit, Burzil Pass, 4650 m, 20.8.77, Azeem & Shakeel s. n. (RAW # 49652); Deosai Plains, ± 13000 ft., 29.7.1940, R. R. Stewart 20092 (RAW); Kashmir, Burji La, Deosai Side, ± 15000 ft., 31.7.1940, R. R. Stewart 20138 (RAW); Sonamarg, ± 14000 ft., Aug. 31, 1921, R. R. Stewart 6881 (RAW); Western Kashmir, Marpo La, 12-13000 ft., 10.8.1946, R. R. & I. D. Stewart and E. Nasir s. n. (RAW); Basha valley, Nushek Pass, N. W. Baltistan, ix. 1895 Neve s.n. (K); Karakorum, C. B. Clarke 30171 A (K); Gomun Stone man, 14000 ft, Karakorum, Conway 219 (K); Gilgit, Pense-La, Zansk Dist. 13500 ft, Grace et al. 180 (K); upper end of Hushe Valley, Ghondarkoro Glacier basin at the foot of the Masherbrum Webster & Nasir 6110 (K); Kashmir, Marpo La, North slope, prostrate, 12-15000 ft, R. R. Stewart 22250 (K), Kashmir, above Har Nag, upper Lidder Valley, 15000 ft, R. R. Stewart 12604 (K); Swat, Kaghan Valley, 14400 ft, Inayat 19888 (K); B-9 Baltistan, Chagolisa Glacier, Aug. ’55, H. S. Francis 36 (RAW); Ibid, Glondokoro Glacier, 13500 ft., 14.7.1955, E. Nasir & G. L. Webster 6110 (RAW); Prov. Chitral, haute Vallee de Yarkhun, Hauts Pâturages, 4000 m, 22-27/8/54, F. Schmid 2312 (RAW; G); Baltistan, Taq Lung La Ladakh, 16000, Ludlow & Sherriff 8525 (BM); Near the Burzil Pass, 11-12000 ft, J. F.Duthie 14021 (BM); Valley above Stok, Ladakh, 5179 m, Janet Maxwell 1925 (E); Baltistan, Valley above Stock, Ladak, 4875 m, Janet Maxwell 192 (E).


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Perennial, with up to 5 cm tall numerous caespitose monocephalous twigs bearing brownish sheaths of old leaves towards the base, densely leafy above. Rhizome horizontally creeping, ± glabrous. Leaves subsessile with basally ±winged peioles, upper arachnoid hairy, lower almost glabrous, spathulate, 10-15 mm long, 5-8 mm wide, palmately 3 (-5)-lobed, lobes oblong, 1.5 – 2 mm long, obtuse. Capitula solitary, tomentose below the involucre, 1.8 – 2.5 (-3) cm across, on very short sparsely tomentose peduncles. Involucre broadly napiform or broad bowl-shaped, 10-15 mm broad, phyllaries oblong, 3.5 –4.5 mm long, broadly brown-margined, often sparsely hairy toward the obtuse apices. Ray-florets 10 – 15, sterile, with 8 – 10 (-12) x 3 – 4 mm, pink or whitish-pink to almost white, apically 3-fid limb. Disc-florets numerous, fertile, with 3.5 – 4.5 mm long, 5-lobed corolla tube. Cypselas oblong, 2.5 – 3 mm long, glabrous, dark brown. Pappus pinkish-brown, slightly more than twice as long as cypselas.
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