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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 144. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Synonym Text: Corthusa Reichb. Cons. 128.1828.
General/Distribution: c. 10 species, found from C. Europe to Japan; the Sakhalin Islands and the Himalaya. Also replesented in the C. Elburz mts. in N. Iran. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.

 

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Scapose perennials, slender to ± robust, sub-glabrous to villous. Leaves radical, simple, long petioled, margin variously lobed. Flowers umbellate, showy, of shades from pink to purple, drooping, borne on a well developed scape from 14-50 cm long. Pedicels very unequal in size. Bracts incised at the apex. Corolla campanulate, with a short tube and much exceeding the calyx. Stamens 5; filaments adnate at the base of the corolla; anthers apiculate. Ovary ovoid, with many ovules; style slender, stigma capitate. Capsule dehisching by valves. Seeds up to 40 in number, angled, vesiculose, dark brown.
 

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1 Leaves 4.5-11.0 x 7-17 cm, crenate-dentate. Petiole and scape glandular-villous towards the top. Scape stout, 2.5-4.5 mm broad at the base, 8-21-flowered. Calyx 6-8 mm long, lobes triangular-lanceolate. Anther tips present below the sinuses of the corolla lobes
+ Leaves 2.5-5 x 3.2-6 cm, crenate-mucronate. Petiole and scape subglabrous. Scape slender, 1.5-2 mm broad at the base, 3-10-flowered. Calyx 3.5-5.5 mm long, lobes ovate-lanceolate. Anther tips slightly exceeding the corolla lobe sinuses 1 Cortusa brotheri
 
 
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