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Calcallianthemum anemonoides (J. Zahlbr.) Endl. ex Heynh., Nomencl. Bot. 2: 106. 1846. Ranunculus anemonoides J. Zahlbr. in Flora 6: 220.1823.

Herbs, stemless, 5 - 20 cm high, with long rambling leaves from the crown of rootstock. Basal leaves with up to 30 cm long petioles, subtriangular in outline, 2-pinnate; lobes deeply dissected into linear-oblong segments. Cauline leaves similar, but sessile, less divided and uppermost becoming almost like bracts. Scapes 10 - 15 cm long, mostly leafless. Flower at the tip of the scape, solitary, 3 - 3.5 cm across. Petals pink to white, with orange nectaries. Achenes in a globose cluster, very shortly beaked, 4.5 x 2 mm, strongly veined.

Fl. & Fr. June - July.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir.

Europe (alpine regions).

Notes. Known only by one collection from Kashmir of T. A.Rao 9282 (BSD), which matches perfectly well with a specimen of C. anemonoides from Austrian alps in Herb. DD.

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