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4. Cortusa L., Sp. Pl. ed. 1.144. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5.70.1754; Duby in DC., Prodr. 8:35. 1844; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:501.1882; Knuth in Engler, Pflanzenr. 22:220. 1905; A. Lozina-Lozinskaja in Acta Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. URSS 1 (3): 242-243. 1936; Fedorov in Schischkin & Bobrov, Fl. URSS. 18:242-243.1952; Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 9:26.1965; I.F. Ferguson in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 3:23.1972.


Cortusa brotheri

Credit: S. Hameed

Corthusa Reichb. Cons. 128.1828.

Scapose perennials, slender to ± robust, sub-glabrous to villous. Leaves radical, simple, long petioled, margin variously lobed. Flowers umbellate, showy, of shades from pink to purple, drooping, borne on a well developed scape from 14-50 cm long. Pedicels very unequal in size. Bracts incised at the apex. Corolla campanulate, with a short tube and much exceeding the calyx. Stamens 5; filaments adnate at the base of the corolla; anthers apiculate. Ovary ovoid, with many ovules; style slender, stigma capitate. Capsule dehisching by valves. Seeds up to 40 in number, angled, vesiculose, dark brown.

c. 10 species, found from C. Europe to Japan; the Sakhalin Islands and the Himalaya. Also replesented in the C. Elburz mts. in N. Iran. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.

1 Leaves 2.5-5 x 3.2-6 cm, crenate-mucronate. Petiole and scape subglabrous. Scape slender, 1.5-2 mm broad at the base, 3-10-flowered. Calyx 3.5-5.5 mm long, lobes ovate-lanceolate. Anther tips slightly exceeding the corolla lobe sinuses   1 Cortusa brotheri
+ Leaves 4.5-11.0 x 7-17 cm, crenate-dentate. Petiole and scape glandular-villous towards the top. Scape stout, 2.5-4.5 mm broad at the base, 8-21-flowered. Calyx 6-8 mm long, lobes triangular-lanceolate. Anther tips present below the sinuses of the corolla lobes   2 Cortusa matthioli ssp. hazarica

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