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Pakistan | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Aquilegia

4. Aquilegia moorcroftiana Wall. ex Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. Mount. 1:55. 1834. Munz in Gentes Herbarium 7:8.1946; Tamura in Kitamura, Pl. Afghan. 121.1960; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 262. 1972; Qureshi & Chaudhri, Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):24.1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

  • Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. moorcroftiana (Wall.) Bruehl
  • Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. pyrenaica Hook.f. & Thoms.
  • Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. viscosa Hook.f. & Thoms.
  • Aquilegia vulgaris var. moorcroftiana (Wall.) Aitch.

    Rootstock slender covered with remains of old petioles in its upper part. Stems 20-40 (-80) cm high, ± branched, with a few spreading hairs in the lower, with dense, usually glandular hairs in the upper part below the flowers. Basal leaves bi-rarely tri-ternate with long petioles. Leaflets with short petioles, 1-3 cm long and wide, obovate to cuneate, 2-3-fid to nearly the base, glabrous above, usually paler and slightly pubescent beneath. Cauline leaves reduced in size and partition from the base upwards, uppermost leaves bract-l ike, 1-2 cm long with 1-3 lanceolate lobes. Flowers usually ± nodding. Sepals pale-purplish to blue-purple, 13-18 x 6-8 mm, acute or obtuse, ± puberulous. Lamina of sepals blue, sometimes with yellowish or cream, 10-13 mm long, obovate, spur purplish, straight or slightly curved, 12-17 (-22)mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm wide at the base. Staminodes lanceolate, 6 mm long. Follicles 5-6, 16-24 mm long, pubescent.

    Distribution: Widely distributed in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalaya, as far as Tibet; more common in the eastern part of the area.

    Lower Taxa

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