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Thalictrum saniculiforme DC., Prodr. 1: 12. 1824; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 13. 1872 (as saniculaeforme). T. radiatum Royle, Illus Bot. Himal. 52. 1834.

Herbs, wiry, erect; stems ca 30 cm high, glabrous. Leaves 1 - 3, mostly radical, long-petioled, 15 - 25 cm across; upper ones smaller, 3 - 4-ternate; stipules free; leaflets broadly ovate or obovate, rounded or subcordate at base, obtusely or rounded toothed or lobed, ca 2 cm across, glabrous. Flowers small, white, in panicles; peduncles as long as leaves, divaricately branched, few-flowered. Sepals elliptic, ca 5 x 2 mm, white. Filaments filiform; anthers pointed. Achenes numerous, sessile or very shortly stalked, arranged in heads, ellipsoid, ca 2 mm long, 3-ribbed on each face; style as long as achenes, hooked at apex.

Fl. & Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: Temperate Himalayas, amidst mosses on tree trunks and rocks, also in Western Ghats of Peninsular India in Shola forests and adjacent grasslands, 1800 - 2500 m. Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Kamataka and Tamil Nadu.


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