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Chaerophyllum acuminatum Lindl. in Royle Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 232. 1855. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 691.

Plants up to 60 cm tall, pubescent. Roots fusiform. Leaves 1-2-pinnate; pinnae linear to lanceolate; margins regularly serrate. Involucral bracts lacking. Rays 7-10, unequal. Involucel of 5 lanceolate bractlets with long, white marginal hairs; apex acuminate. Petals white. Fruit cylindrical, c. 8 mm long; stylopodium conical; styles short; ridges conspicuous; furrows 1-vittate. Inner seed face deeply sulcate.

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

Distribution: Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.

It grows in the inner Himalayan ranges from 2500 to 4000 m. Its carrot-like roots are edible.


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