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Trollius acaulis Lindl. in Sot. Reg. 28. Misc. 56. 1842, t. 32. 1843. Hook.f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 41.1855, in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:22.1872, Coventry, Wild Flow. Kashm. 1:13. t. Vll. 1923, Tamura, l.c., Stewart, l.c., Qureshi & Chaudhri, l.c. (Fig. 6, E-G).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Trollius acaulis

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Trollius pumilus auct. non D. Don

    Rootstock stout, covered with remains of old petioles round the base of the flowering stems. Stems 7-15 cm in flower, up to 30 cm or more in fruit, rarely hidden by the radical leaves in the beginning, but leaves sometimes appearing only after flowering. Radical leaves with rather long petioles, palmate to 5-partite, segments obovate to oblong-obovate, deeply incised. Cauline leaves similar, but smaller, ± sheathing. Flowers solitary, up to 5 cm in diameter. Sepals 6-9, broadly ovate, obtuse, ± plane, spreading, orange-yellow. Petals 12-16, linear-cuneate, rounded at the apex. Follicles c. 15 in number, up to 2 cm long or longer, with a distinct style.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: Described from cultivated material received from N. India.

    A-7 Gilgit: Yasin, E. of Darkot, 20.6.1976, Bowes Lyon s.n. (RAW,E), Chitral: Knot An, Stainton 2873 (RAW), Gilgit: Babusar, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 2828 (RAW), B-7 Swat: Bishigram, 10,000, R.R. Stewart 25045 (RAW), Hazara: Naran, A. Shah 29096 (RAW), Mt. Makra, Y. & I. Nasir & E.J. Ecker 7693 (RAW), Mt. Makra, Y. Nasir & W. Meijer 8857 (RAW), id., 8.7.1897, Duthie s.n. (KUH), B-8 Kashmir: Bedori, L.D. Kapoor s.n. (RAW), Tragbal Pass, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 4249 (RAW), Burzil, W. Koelz 9447 (RAW).

    Distribution: W. Himalaya from Kashmir to W. Nepal.

    Found in alpine meadows upto 4100 m.


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