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Thallctrum foetidum L., Sp. Pl. 545. 1753. T. minus var.foetidum (L.) Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 14. 1872. T . vaginatum Royle, muse Bot. Himal. 52. 1834.

Stems up to 75 cm high, glandular pubescent. Leaves ternately compound; segments obicuIar or obovate, tridentate; upper leaf surface almost glabrous; lower leaf surface ghadular punctate, hairy on nerves. Inflorescence leafy, lax-flowered, pendulous; leaflets obovate, rounded or cuneate at base, acutely lobed or toothed along margins, 5 10*3-8 mm; veins very prominent and glandular pubescent beneath. Sepals elliptic, ca 3.5 x 2 DlDl. Anthers apiculate. Achenes elliptic, ovate-oblong, with subUlate beak, 2 - 2.5 mm, slightly compressed, finely glandular pubescent; beak oblique.

Fl. & Fr. June - Aug.

Distrib. India: Himalayas, subalpine and alpine slopes, 3200 4000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Japan and N. Asia to Europe.

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