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Aconitum kashmiricum Stapf ex Coventry, Wild Flrs Kashmir 3: 25, t. 13. 1930.

Kash.: Pevak.

Herbs, erect; tubers paired, 2 - 3 cm long, white inside; stems 10 - 30 cm high, erect, simple or branched at base, glabrous or pubescent above. Leaves few, glabrous, lower long-petioled; lamina ovate or cordate-orbicular, 2 - 4 cm in diam., incised into broad lobes with about 3 - 5 apiculate teeth. Flowers solitary or 2 at stem apices, 2 - 2.5 cm long, intense blue; pediccels erect, 1.5 - 5 cm long, pubescent; bracteoles 2, broadly ovate, deeply incised and loothed, often with short petioles. Uppermost sepal helmet-shaped with a small beak at tip; upper lateral sepals suborbicular; lower lateral sepals elliptic, smaller. Petal head ovoid, knob-like, narrowed to a point, black or green. Filaments hairy in upper part. Carpels 5, densely yellow-pubescent. Follicles 5, free, erect, hairy.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Alpine areas, 3500 - 4000 m. Jammu & Kashmir.


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