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Anemone rupicola Cambess. in Jacquem., Voy. Bot. 4: 5, t. 2. 1835; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 8. 1872.

Herbs, up to 30 cm high, softly silky hairy; rootstock slender, woody. Radical leaves With 3-partite or 3-lobed lamina; segments shortly incised-serrate; petioles 4 - 20 cm long, sheathing at base. Scapes 3 - 20 cm long; involucral bracts 3-partite, similar to basal leaves in shape and serrations; pedicels 4 - 15 cm long; flowers. solitary or rarely 2, nearly 6 cm across, white. Sepals 5 -7, broadly elliptic, obovate, distantly nerved, 1.5 - 3 x 1 - 2 cm, Purplish and downy outside, white inside. Carpels ovate; styles minute, short. Achenes compactly arranged in an ovoid woolly head.

Fl. & Fr. May-July.

Distrib. India: Alpine meadows amongst Juniper or Rhododendron scrubs, edges of cliffs etc., 2800 - 4800 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and sikkim

Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and W. China.

Notes. Hook. f. & Thomson (in Fl. Brit. India 1: 8. 1872) describes two varieties, sericea and glabriuscula, but they are probably only forms of this species.


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