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Paraquilegia J.R. Drumm. & Hutch.


Perennial, densely caespitose herbs; rhizome erect, branched above, covered at base by old leaf-bases; stems simple. Radical leaves 2 - 4-ternately compound. Flowers showy, large for the size of the plant, 3 - 4 cm across, actinomorphic, solitary. Sepals 5, petaloid. Petals 5, clawed, or more or less sessile, flat, obovate, emarginate at apex, concave at base. Stamens many. Carpels 5 - 8(-10). Follicles ca 5, erect, free.

Central Asia, Afghanistan and Himalayas; 8 species, 2 in India.

Literature. DRUMMOND, J. R. & J. HUTCHINSON (1920) A revision of Isopyrum (Ranunculaceae) and its allies. Kew Bull. 1920: f45 - 169.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Seeds puberulous 1. Paraquilegia anemonoides
b. Seeds glabrous 2. Paraquilegia microphylla


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