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Aquilegia kareliniana C. Meyer ex Trautv. in Acta Hort. Petrop. 8: 53. 1883; Munz in Gentes Herb. 7: 59. 1946. A. vulgaris L. var. karelinii Baker in Gard. Chron. 2: 76. 1878; Bruehl in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 61(2): 288. 1893.

Perennial herbs, up to 80 cm high; stems glandular hairy. Leaves 2-pinnate; leaflets lobed, deeply dissected, glabrous above, sparsely hairy beneath. Flowers ca 5 cm across, violet or dark red. Sepals ovate, acuminate, glandular-ciliate. Petals sparsely hairy, spur recurved. Carpels 5, connate; styles glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. May - Aug.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh (Nainital, Coll.?, May 1857 in CAL).


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