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Aqullegia moorcroftiana Wallich [Cat. 167, no 4713. 1831, nom. nud.] ex Royle, Illus Bot. Himal. 55, t. 21. 1834; Munz in Gentes Herb. 7: 88. 1946. A. vulgaris L. subsp. pyrenaica Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 24. 1872, p. p. A. vulgaris L. subsp. viscosa Hook. f. & Thomson, l.c.


Herbs, perennial, tall, glabrous, often with rambling habit. Leaves 2-temately compound, glaucous, often bluish green. Flowers large, drooping, white or purplish. Sepals 5, petaloid, ovate-acute. Petals 5; spur long, straight or slightly hooked at apex. Carpels 5. Seeds small, granular, black.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: Open slopes in alpine regions, 2500 - 5000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan, Nepal and China (S. Tibet).




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