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1. Callianthemum alatavicum Freyn in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 6: 882. 1898. Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 263 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(I-2):200.1988 (Fig. 22, F,G).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Callianthemum alatavicum

Perennial. Rhizome vertical or oblique. Stems 6-17 cm, usually several, decumbent or ascendant, rarely erect. Radical leaves numerous, glabrous, with a long petiole and membranous sheath, lamina oblong-elliptic, narrow, rarely ovate, usually bipinnate, with 3 to 6 remote pairs of leaflets and a terminal one, leaflets sessile or very shortly stalked with short rounded lobes. Stem leaves 1-2, sessile or shortly stalked, lamina similar to basal leaves. Flowers solitary, cup-shaped, white, 20-25 mm in diameter. Sepals 5, green or purplish. Petals 6-10, broadly ovate to suborbicular. Stamens numerous. Follicles 5 x 2.5-3 Type: Alatau: “in trajectu Mundsdihe ad frontes fluvii Talger” Brotherus, exs. no. 274.

Fl. Per.: June-July.

Kurram: C-5 Kurram vy., 12000', Inayat 14723 (RAW).

Distribution: S.W. China, Mongolia, Tien-Shan, Kashmir.

Occurs in Northern areas from 2430-3350 m.


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