Aconitum lycoctonum auct. non L.: Hook.f. et Thoms.
Root elongate, cylindrical. Stem erect, up to 1.5 m high, simple or with a few branches, in the upper part hairy and viscid, glabrous below. Basal leaves with very long petioles, usually withered at flowering time, stern-leaves gradually decreasing in size towards the inflorescence, deeply 5-9-palmatisect with obovate to obovate-oblong segments, coarsely dentate or sometimes incised again, orbicular to orbicular-reniform in outline, up to 30 cm wide, glabrous, uppermost merging with floral leaves. Inflorescence composed of branched racemes, up to 50 cm, with leafy apices. Bracteole linear to filiform. Helmet from a wide base suddenly tapering to a cylindrical hood, straight or slightly recurved at apex, 12-16 mm high, 3.5 mm wide, yellowish. Petals (nectaries) with a narrowly conical straight gibbulose or recurved hood, 5 mm long, with deflexed, oblong, shortly bilobed lips. Filaments winged to the middle. Follicles 3, 10-13 mm, spreading, glabrous or with yellowish hairs. Seeds elliptic-oblong, compressed, shiny, finely transversely rugose, 2.5-3 mm long.
Fl. Per.: July-August.
Type: Described from Choor, Kunawar and Peer Panjal.
A-7 Gilgit: Babusar village, ± 13,000', M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 2830 (RAW), B-6 Chitral: Chitral, Hassandin 300 (RAW), Ziarat-Lowari top, M.A. Siddiqi & A. Rahman 26871 (RAW), Drosh-Lowari, 20th mile, Sultanul Abedin 8161 (KUH), B-7 Hazara: Saiful maluk, ± 10,000', M.A. Siddiqi 3000 (RAW), B-8 Kashmir: Gurais, ± 9000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 4331 (RAW), Tilel vy., ± 9000', R.R & I.D. Stewart 18577 (RAW), Brazil Chauki, fls. purple green & white, R.R. Stewart 19753 (RAW), Qasturi nar, Qazi Nag, 15.9.1967, Jan Mohammad s.n. (RAW), Kunpathar, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 18547 (KUH), Gulmerg, 7.8.1945, L.D. Kapoor s.n. (KUH), Raishian Gali, 11,000', Aug. 1970, Jan Mohammad s.n. (RAW).
Distribution: Chitral eastward to Kashmir, N. India.
A distinct species without any close relations in this region.