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Anemone elongata D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 194. 1825; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl Brit. India 1: 10. 1872.

Herbs with fibrous rootstocks; stems erect, 30 - 100 cm. high, slender, pubescent. Radical leaves reniform or semicircular in outline, cordate, deeply 3-partite or 3-sect, 4 - 12 cm. from base to tip; lateral segments deeply 2-lobed, midsegment 3-lobed; lobes acute, inciso-dentate; petioles very long, 2 - 6 times the length of the lamina, sheathing at base. Scape elongate, twice or thrice divided with few-flowered lax umbellate cymes; involucral leaves of the first, second and third order 2- to 3-leaved, mainly oblong or broadly cuneate, variously toothed, varying in shape, pubescence and serrations. Flowers white, 2 - 3 cm. across. Sepals 5, obovate, glabrous. Stamens glabrous. Achenes 1 - 6, ca 1 cm long, flat, ovate or elliptic; beak short, straight; seeds conspicuously longitudinally ribbed.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

Nepal and N. Myanmar.

Notes. Chromosome no. 2n = 16 (Baumberger in Ber. Schw. Bot. Ges. 80: 17 - 96. 1970).

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