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Aconitum naviculare (Bruehl) Stapf in Ann. R. Bot. Gard. Calc. 10: 154. 1905. A. ferox Wallich ex Seringe var. navicularis Bruehl in Ann. R . Bot. Gard. Calc. 5: 111. 1895 & 5: t.111, ff. 2 & 14.1896.


Herbs, perennial; stems 5 - 25 cm high, glabrescent below, pubescent above. Leaves mostly basal, ca 3 cm in diam., subreniform, deeply 3-partite; lateral segments deeply 2-lobed, all divisions 2 - 3-lobed; lobes with obtuse or subacute teeth, finely pubescent; petioles 2 - 8 cm long. Inflorescence 1 - 4-flowered; pedicels erect, rather slender. Sepals reddish blue; uppermost sepal boat-shaped, 2 - 2.5 x 0.8 cm; upper lateral sepals obovate, 1.5 x 1 cm; lower lateral sepals ovate, ca 8 x 3 mm. Petal head 3 - 4 mm across; spur globose. Carpels 5. Follicles 10 - 12 mm long, hairy, bearing persistent sepals.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: Alpine meadows, Juniper scrubs and cliff edges, 3000 - 4500 m. Sikkim.

Bhutan and China ( Tibet).




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