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2. Callianthemum pimpinelloides (D. Don ex Royle) Hook.f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 26. 1855. Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 263. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):200.1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

  • Callianthemum cashemiricum Camb.
  • Ranunculus pimpinelloides D. Don ex Royle

    Perennial, rhizome vertical. Stems several, 3-7 cm, leafless, slender, decumbent, shorter than the leaves. Leaves glaucous, petiole much longer than the lamina, with a wide membranous, triangular sheath, lamina broadly ovate to triangular, bipinnate, leaflets in 1-2 pairs, rarely more, with obovate to acuminate lobes. Flowers single, white to pink, about 2 cm broad. Sepals 5, short, ovate, unequal, narrowly linear, with a rounded apex. Fruitlets 3.5-4 x 2 mm, rugulose, shortly rostrate, obtuse.

    Fl. Per. June-July.

    Type: “Soognum in Kunawar” Royle.

    Gilgit: A-8 Ulter nala, 2600-3250 m, F. Schmid 1891 (RAW), B-7 Hazara: near Nathia Gali, ± 9000', M.A. Siddiqi 28965 (RAW), Sharan, Y. Nasir & W. Meijer 8881 (RAW), Kaghan, Inayat 21099 (RAW), Nathia Gali, 3.5.1970. Grohmann s.n. (RAW), Kashmir: B-8 Aliabad, Poonch, R.R. Stewart 12047 (RAW), C-5,6 Waziristan: Pir Ghal, .8-11500', 17.5.1895, Inayar s.n. (RAW).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, S.W. China.

    Found in the Himalaya from 2300-3400 m.


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