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Pakistan | Family List | Rosaceae | Potentilla

45. Potentilla chrysantha Trevir., Ind. Sem. Hort. Vratisl. 5. 1818. Th. Wolf in Bibl. Bot. 71: 458. 1908, Juz. in Kom., Fl. USSR 10: 181. 1941, Chaoluan, Ikeda & H. Ohba in Wu Zhengyi & P. H. Raven, Fl. China 9: 324. 2003.

Muqarrab Shah

Department of Microbiology, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan

Perennial, tall erect herbs. Rootstock woody, rhizomatous, Stem 40-50 cm long, sparsely pilose to glabrescent, branched above the middle. Basal leaves 5-7 foliate, petioles long, 12-15 cm, upper ternate, sparsely pilose. Basal stipules membranous with oblong-lanceolate auricles, upper stipules leafy and green. Leaflets oblong-obovate to elliptic-oblong, 4-6 x 2.0-3.5 cm, deeply 12-24 serrate-dentate, sparsely pilose above and below. Flowers 1.2-1.4 cm diam., arranged in dichotomous cymes, pedicels 2-3 cm long. Sepals sparsely adpressed pilose, subequal, outer linear-lanceolate, subobtuse, inner ovate, acute. Stamens about 20. Carpels numerous arranged on swollen hairy receptacle. Styles subterminal, 1.2-1.4 mm long, thickened and slightly papillose below. Achenes ridged.

Type: Described from cultivated plant (PR).

A rare species known only from few localities in Kashmir and Pakistan (Northern Areas), collected between 3000 – 3,600 m.


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