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Aconitum rotundifolium Kar. & Kir. in Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 15: 139. 1842. A. napellus auct. non L.; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 28. 1872. A. napellus var. rotundifolium (Kar. & Kir.) Hook. f. & Thomson, l. c. 1: 29. 1872.


Herbs, biennial; roots paired, tuberous; stems erect or ascending from a hypogeous base up to 40 cm high. Leaves mostly basal, 4 - 5 (rarely 8), arranged in a loose rosette; petioles up to 13 cm long; lamina orbicular-cordate or almost reniform, divided but not up to base, light green beneath. Inflorescence a few-flowered raceme. Flowers pale purplish blue or pinkish mauve. Uppermost sepal boat-shaped, pubescent. Petals and filaments glabrous. Carpels 5 (rarely 4 - 6), contiguous. Follicles softly hairy; seeds smooth.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: N. W. Himalayas, stony slopes, 3000 - 4500 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkestan.




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