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Pakistan | Family List | Umbelliferae | Heracleum

Heracleum cachemiricum C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 712. 1879.

Up to 1 m tall, pubescent. Stem with few branches. Leaves mostly basal, a few cauline, bipinnate; segments linear to lanceolate or oval to ovate; margin entire to deeply toothed. Involucre of a few white margined bracts or lacking. Rays 5-10. Involucel of 5-8 linear to lanceolate, pubescent bractlets. Calyx teeth obsolete. Fruit oblong, 6-10 mm long, minutely pubescent; vittae filiform, almost extending to the base; lateral ridges broadly winged.

Type: Murree, Falconer 295/H(K).

Distribution: Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan, from 1000 to 2500 m.

Leaves in this species show a good deal of variation in shape and size. Plants from Swat have oval to ovate leaf segments with deeply toothed margins, while those from Hazara and Kashmir and adjoining areas have linear to lanceolate segments with entire margins.


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