4. Anemone obtusiloba D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 194. 1825. Hook.f. & Thoms. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:8.1872, Coventry, Wild Flow. Kashm. 1:5.t. III. 1923, Yuzepchuk in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:256.1937, Tamura & Kitam. in Kihara, Fauna & F]. Nepal Himal. 125. 1955, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 260. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):112.1988.
YASIN J. NASIR
National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Perennials with stout, woody root stock covered by fibrous remains of leaves from previous years. Scape 12-35 cm high, l ike the petioles with patent hairs. Basal leaves numerous, with long softly hairy petioles, blades upto 7 cm wide, suborbicular to reniform in outline, ternate, segments cuneate, obovate to suborbicular, abruptly tapering towards the base, more or less densely covered with long appressed hairs or sparsely so, 2-3-lobed in the distal half, lobes incised to incised-dentate. Involucre usually small, sometimes far removed from the solitary (rarely 2-3) terminal flower, composed of three spathulate 3-fid leaves, usually connate at base. Flowers white to purplish or golden, smaller or sometimes larger than the involucre in diameter. Sepals 10-21 mm long, oblong-elliptic to obovate, with long hairs on outer surface. Anthers yellow, filaments flattened. Carpels densely covered by long antrorse hairs. Achenes small, ovoid, with a glabrous beak.
Two varieties can be distinguished: