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13. Pulsatilla Miller, Gard. Dictionary, 4th abr. ed. 1136. 1754. Yuzepechuk in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:285-307. 1937, Aichele & H.-W. Schwegler in Fedde Rep. sp. n. 60:1-230. 1957, Zimmermann in Fedde Rep. sp. n. 61:94-200. 1958, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):120.1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Pulsatilla wallichiana

Credit: S. Hameed

Perennial herbs with a long subterranean rootstock. Basal leaves arranged in a ros ette, cauline leaves very reduced and forming an involucre. All leaves deeply dissected with narrow laciniate lobes. Flowers solitary, ± campanulate. Sepals 5-7, petaloid. Stamens numerous, the outermost often developed as staminodal glands. Carpels unilocular, nut-l ike, arranged in a subglobose to ovoid head. Style much elongated after flowering, plumose.

A genus of c. 30 species distributed in temperate Eurasia, represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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