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Aralia cachemirica Dcne. in Jacq., Voy. Bot. 72. t. 81. 1844. Brandis, For. Fl. NW. & C. Ind. 248.1874; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 722; Bamber, Pl. Punj. 109.1916; Bailey, l.c. 344; R.R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. W. Pak. & Kash. 509.1972; Browicz in Rech. f., l.c.

Aralia cachemirica

Credit: Fauzia

  • Aralia macrophylla Lindl.

    Perennial herb, 1.5-3 m tall. Leaves imparipinnate. Petiole 4.5-15 cm long; leaflets (3-)5(-7); 4-15.5 cm long, ovate, serrate, apex acuminate, glabrous; lower leaflets petiolulate to sub-petiolulate, upper sessile to sub-sessile. Inflorescence of umbels in axillary or terminal panicles; bract and bractlet 1-2 mm long, lanceolate; pedicels and penduncles puberulous. Calyx toothed, persistent. Petals ovate. Stamens 5, filaments longer than the petals, broader at the base and alternating with the petals; anthers c. 1 mm long. Styles 5, united at the base, persistent. Ovary 5-locular. Fruit a 5-angled drupe, 2-3 mm long and c. 3 mm in diameter.

    Fl. Per.: June-October.

    Type: Kashmir mt., Jacquemont..

    Distribution: Endemic to the N.W. Himalayas from 1700-4700 m.


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