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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 556. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) 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.

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

Comment/Acknowledgements: A genus of c. 25 species in the northern temperate and arctic zone, in the southern part of its range, mainly confined to higher altitudes. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

 

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Perennials with usually 1-flowered stems. Leaves palmatipartite with pinnatisect segments, mostly radical, the few stem-leaves alternate. Flowers regular, hermaphrodite. Sepals 5-20, petaloid, deciduous after flowering, yellowish to orange-yellow. Petals in irregular numbers, much shorter than sepals, with a nectar groove near the base. Stamens numerous, sessile or on an elevated receptacle. Mature follicles with several globose to irregularly triquetrous seeds.
 
 
 
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