Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Coptis Salisb.

Perennial herbs. Leaves all radical or on erect stem, temately dissected. Flowers 1 to 6, on leafless scapes, white. Sepals 5 - 6, petaloid, deciduous. Petals 5 - 6, small, hooded or linear. Carpels 1 to many, distinctly stalked. Follicles stalked, dehiscing. Seeds with crustaceous black testa.

North temperate and arctic regions; ca 15 species, one in India.

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