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Aconitum gammiei Stapf in Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1907; 56. 1907. A. dissectum D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 197. 1825 (non Tausch. ex Reichenb. 1823, nec Watt 1902). A. napellus auct. non L.; Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 57. 1855 & in Fl. Brit. India 1; 29. 1872, quoad Wallich, Cat. n. 4724. A. wallichianum Lauener in Notes R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 25; 30. 1963 26: 10. 1964.


Herbs, biennial; stems ca 70 cm high. simple or sparingly branched above, glabrous. Leaves few, remote, petiolate; lamina cordate, rotund, narrowly sinuate at base, 4 - 7 cm in diam., subcoriaceous, 3-partite to the base; lobes 1 - 3 mm broad, sharply falcate-toothed. Inflorescence terminal, racemose to paniculate, few-flowered, pink; uppermost scpal helmet-shaped, 2 - 2.2 x ca 0.8 cm, glabrous; upper lateral sepals broadly obovate, ca 1.5 x 0.7 cm. Petal head ca 7 mm, hispidulous; spur recurved. Filaments pilose. Carpels 5, ovoid, glabrous.

Fl. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, alpine shrubberies, open slopes, 3300 - 4800 m. Sikkim.

Nepal and China (Tibet).

Notes. The roots are much used as a medicine for stomach ailments.




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