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Valeriana hardwickii var. hardwickii

  • Valeriana acuminata Royle
  • Valeriana tenera Wall. ex DC.

    Plant 30-60 cm or more tall. Rootstock with long descending fibrous roots. Stem stout, solitary, pubescent, especially below, nodes pilose. Radical leaves few, caducous, ovate-orbiculate, 2-4 cm X 1.5 – 3 cm, entire or crenulate, pilose; petiole 0.8-6 cm; cauline leaves 3-7 pinnate, pilose, terminal lobes the largest; lobes ovate-lanceolate, serrate to serrulate or crenate, lateral lobes 2.5-8 cm x 1-3 cm. Flowers in axillary or terminal paniculate cymes or corymbs. Upper bracts lanceolate, often glandular. Stigma 3-fid. Achene pubescent, longer than the upper bracts.

    Fl. Per.: March-May.

    Type: Described from the Himalayas.

    Distribution: Kashmir to Nepal, Burma, Java, Malaya, Japan and Europe.

    Found in forest undergrowth or in open places along streams etc. from 2000-4000 m. The root is medicinal, being a stimulant, carminative and an anti-septic. The nerves on the under surfaces of the leaves are quite conspicuous.


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