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Heracleum canescens Lindl. in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 232. 1835. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 713; Hiroe, l.c. 192.

  • Heracleum hirsutum Edgew.

    Plants 30-70 cm tall, villous; hairs white. Leaves pinnate; pinnae oval to ovate, lobed, both surfaces covered with long white hairs; margin crenate to serrate. Involucre of 1-5 linear bracts or lacking. Rays 5-15, covered with long white hairs. Calyx teeth small, linear. Ovary densely hairy. Fruit elliptic, 8 mm long, 6 mm broad, puberulous, slightly narrowed at the base, retuse at the apex; vittae filiform, extending 2/3 of the length of the fruit; the dorsal and the intermediate ridges prominent.

    Type: N.W. India, Royle (K).

    Distribution: Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.

    It is common in the inner ranges from 1-2000 m.


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