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jaunsarensis (W. Becker) Hara in J. Jap. Bot. 49(5): 133. 1974. V. Prionantha Bunge subsp. jaunsarensis W. Becker in Engler, Bot. Jahrb. 54 (Beibl. 120): 181. 1917.

Leaves 2.5 - 5 x 1 - 3 cm, hirsute; petioles 2 - 8 (-12) cm long; stipules oblong-acuminate, 1 - 1.5 cm long, shortly dentate. Peduncles up to 8(-12) cm long, bibracteolate at or slightly below middle. Petals ca 1.5 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. April - July.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Notes. V. patrinii DC. var. suaveolens G. Watt is a synonym of V. betonicifolia J. Smith subsp. jaunsarensis (W. Becker) Hara. The type sheet of V. patrinii DC. var. Suaveolens G. Watt in Herb. BSIS, Calcutta, with G. Watt's annotations consists of specimens under three different field numbers, i.e. 686, 970 & 2097 collected at different times from Nag-konda forests, Chamba, and N.W. Himalaya, all mounted on a single sheet. Of these, G. Watt 2097 with field notes have been chosen as the lectotype of var. suaveolens by S.P. Banerjee & Pramanik in Fasc. Fl. India 12: 17. 1983. The same specimen, viz. Watt 2097 was also considered as V. kashmiriana by W. Becker.

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