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Published In: Flora Altaica 2: 269, 336. 1830. (Fl. Altaic.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
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.

General/Distribution: A small genus of about 10 species inhabiting the mountains of Europe and C. Asia. None of the species is of any economic or pharmaceutical value.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.


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Perennial herbs, leaves imparipinnate with 2-3-pinnatifid leaflets. Sepals distinctly shorter than petals. Petals (nectar-leaves) 5-20, with nectaries at base, pink to white. Stamens numerous. Carpels numerous, very shortly stipitate. Fruit a 1-seeded follicle. Ovule pendulous.

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1 Mature follicles 3.5-4 x c. 2 mm. Petals usually pointed at apex 2 Callianthemum pimpinelloides
+ Mature follicles ± 5 x 2.5-3 nun. Petals usually tru ncate at apex 1 Callianthemum alatavicum
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