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Trachydium roylei Lindl. in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 232. 1835. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 672; Hiroe, l.c. 127.

Plants erect to decumbent. Tap root long. Stem abbreviated, up to 5 cm long. Leaves radical, 2-3-pinnate; segments linear. Umbels sessile or peduncu¬late. Occasionally rays forming secondary umbels. Involucre of many pinnate, leaf-like bracts. Rays numerous, up to 15 cm long. Involucel of many pinnate bractlets, longer than the flowering umbellet. Calyx teeth obsolete. Stylopodium conical, black in fruit; styles 1 mm long, divaricate. Fruit ovate, 5 mm long, 3 mm broad; fruit wall verruculose; ridges prominent; furrows 1-vittate. Albumen sulcate.

Type: N.W. Himalaya, Tibet, 7500 ft., Royle (K).

Distribution: Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.

A plant of the inner high ranges from 2500 to 4500 m.


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