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Pakistan | Family List | Umbelliferae | Bupleurum

Bupleurum tenue Buch. Ham. ex Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 182. 1825. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 677; Wolff in Engler, l.c. 145; E. Nasir in Univ. Calif. Pub. Bot. l.c. 436; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 89.

Perennial or annual, erect or decumbent, 1 or more stems from the base. Leaves sometimes punctate. Basal leaves linear, amplexicaul, up to 8 cm long, veins 5-7; lower and upper leaves gradually shorter, linear to lanceolate, veins 7-11. Umbels numerous. Involucral bracts 1-3, linear to lanceolate, veins 5-7. Rays 5-8, slender, unequal, up to 3 cm long. Involucel of 5-6 lanceolate to oval bractlets, 2-3 mm long, as long as the flowering umbellet, apex acute. Pedicels short, c. 1 mm long. Fruit 2-3 mm long; ridges prominent; stylopodium depresĀ¬sed, brown to light purple; styles short, divaricate; furrows 1-vittate; commissure 2-vittate.

Type: Wallich 553 (K).

Distribution: Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.

A common species in the hills. There is a good deal of variation in the leaves and the annual plants look different from the older perennial ones.


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