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Aconitum heterophylloides (Bruehl) Stapf in Ann. R. Bot. Gard. Calc. 10: 171. 1905. A. ferox Wallich ex Seringe var. heterophylloides Bruehl in Ann. R. Bot. Gard. Calc. 5: 110. 1896.


Nep.: Nirbaushi.

Herbs, biennial; roots paired, tuberous; stems erect, simple, up to 30 cm high. Leaves scattered, lower ones withered at flowering time; petioles 2.5 - 3.5 cm long; lamina ovale-reniform, 3 - 12 cm wide, 3-partite, roundly toothed, finely pubescent. Inflorescence racemose or paniculate, few to many-flowered; bracteoles linear or broad and foliaceous. Sepals blue or bluish white or white, pubescent; uppermost sepal oblique,shortly beaked. Petals hispidulous. Filaments hispidulous in upper part. Carpels 5, sometimes 3, rarely 6 - 7. Follicles 3 - 5; seeds winged along raphe.



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Bracteoles linear; sepals blue or bluish white 12.1. heterophylloides
b. Bracteoles foliar, sepals white 12.2. leucanthum


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