10a. Ciminalis capitata var. capitata
Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270
Stem leafy at the time of flowering. Leaves laxly arrnged on stem.
Type: ad Nairain hetty Nepalensium, 3rd Feb.1803, Hamilton (Holo-Herb. LINN 4765!; Iso- BM!).
B-7 Kashmir: Poonch District, Dhuli Bagh Tehsil, ± 5000 ft., 18.4.1952, Stewart 23734 (BM), Serinmarg, 6000 ft., 20.4.1953, Rashid, E. Nasir and Stewart 25492 (RAW), Hazara: Gulaira Gali-Bunn Road, ± 5600 ft., Murree Hills, 14.4.1978, Y. & I. Nasir 8732 (RAW).
Distribution: Kashmir, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan.
A Sino-Japanese element which is endemic to Himalayas.
Chater (1982) has not reported Ciminalis capitata (Such: Ham. ex D.Don) Omer from Pakistan, probably upon the authority of H. Smith, who deter-mined our specimens as Gentiana hugelii Griseb. [= Qaisera hugelii (Griseb.) Omer]. However, two taxa are entirely different.
R.R. Stewart (1972) has reported var. strobiliformis (Clarke) Omer from Pakistan and Kashmir. This report is based upon the misidentification, as most of the specimens were Gentianodes huxleyi (Kusu.) Omer et al.