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17. Callianthemum C.A. Mey. in Ledeb., Fl. Alt. 2:336. 1830. Hook.f. & Thoms. in Hook.f, Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:14. 1872, Witasek in Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien. 49: 316-356. 1899, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):199.1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Callianthemum alatavicum

Perennial herbs, leaves imparipinnate with 2-3-pinnatifid leaflets. Sepals distinctly shorter than petals. Petals (nectar-leaves) 5-20, with nectaries at base, pink to white. Stamens numerous. Carpels numerous, very shortly stipitate. Fruit a 1-seeded follicle. Ovule pendulous.

A small genus of about 10 species inhabiting the mountains of Europe and C. Asia. None of the species is of any economic or pharmaceutical value.

Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.

1 Mature follicles ± 5 x 2.5-3 nun. Petals usually tru ncate at apex   1 Callianthemum alatavicum
+ Mature follicles 3.5-4 x c. 2 mm. Petals usually pointed at apex   2 Callianthemum pimpinelloides

Lower Taxa

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