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Anemone obtusiloba D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 194. 1825; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 8. 1872. A. discolor Royle, Illus. Bot. Himal. t. 11, f. 1. 1833 & 52. 1834.

Herbs, more or less villous; rootstock woody, fibrous, clothed with old leaf bases, dark coloured. Radical leaves densely tufted, suborbicular, deeply cordate, 1.5 - 5 cm across, 3-sect or 3-dentate or 3-foliolate, if 3-foliolate, then terminal leaflet not distinctly stalked. Cauline leaves divided more than half-way to their base or midrib, broader than long, ovate, reniform or suborbicular; petioles 3 - 15 cm long. Scapes erect, ascending or prostrate, 10 - 40 cm long, 1- to 3-flowered; involucral bracts similar to leaves but smaller, 3-partite; pedicels 1 - 12 cm long, slender. Sepals 5, elliptic, oblong or obovate, 0.5 - 2 x 0.7 - 1.2 cm, white or bluish on both sides or golden yellow and silky outside, up to 4 times longer than stamens and carpels. Stamens many. Carpels hairy, very variable in regard to hairiness and texture of hairs, sometimes glabrous. Achenes elliptic, somewhat compressed, 2.5 x 1.5 mm, tipped by a short hooked beak, densely strigose hairy.


1a. Flowers smaller than leaves; leaves more than 2 cm wide; sepals 10 - 20 mm long 7.1. obtusiloba
b. Flowers distinctly larger than leaves; leaves less than 2 cm wide; sepals 5 - 10 mm long 7.2. potentilloides

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