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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 19: 148. 1882. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: HARALD RIEDL and YASIN J. NASIR
Contributor Institution: Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-May.
Type: Type: Kurram: Karchatal, Aitch. 598 (K).
Distribution: Baluchistan: D-4 Ziarat-Quetta, Sultanul Abedin 4765 (KUH), Quetta-Ziarat, 2500 m, steep slopes, J. Lamond 1180 (KUH).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan & Kurram), Afghanistan.

Comment/Acknowledgements: Generally found in rocky places.
Map Location: Baluchistan: D-4 Ziarat-Quetta, Sultanul Abedin 4765 (KUH), Quetta-Ziarat, 2500 m, steep slopes, J. Lamond 1180 (KUH).


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Perennial with thin fibrous and thick fleshy cylindrical roots. Stems usually solitary, 10-25 cm high, appressed or spreading vinous, simple or branched in the upper part. Radical leaves with petioles 3-5 cm long, blade kidney-shaped, 15-20 x 20-30 mm, trifid to or beyond the middle, segments obovate-cuneate, toothed or crenate at the apex, lateral ones crenate-lobate to bifid, lobes rarely bifid or entire. Flowers yellow, 15-20 mm in diameter. Sepals ± 7 mm, ovate to ovate-oblong, with hyaline margins, slightly cup shaped, obtuse to subacute, densely bearded, patent. Petals 5, obovate-orbicular with big obovate-orbicular basal scale. Achenes strongly compressed, with a few hairs, inserted on a glabrous cylindrical receptacle, style short, uncinate.
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