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Pakistan | Family List | Umbelliferae | Angelica

Angelica glauca Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. Bot. 20:53. 1846. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c.; Hiroe, l.c. 163.

Plants 1-2 m tall. Stem stout, fistular. Leaves petiolate; compound; 1-2-ternate-pinnate; leaflets oval to ovate, mucronulate-serrate, lower surface glaucous. Peduncle stout, c. 20 cm long. Involucre of 5 long, linear bracts. Rays 20 or more. Involucel of 6-I0 linear bractlets. Fruit 8-12 mm long, 5-6 mm broad, elliptic to oblong; dorsal and intermediate ridges thick, corky, obtuse, approximated; lateral ridges broadly winged; furrows 1-vittate; commissure 2-4-vittate. Inner seed face concave.

Type: Kashmir, Edgeworth 152 (K).

Distribution: Afghanistan, Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.

A common species in the Himalayas from 2-4000 m. The roots are said to be valuable for volatile oils.


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