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Pakistan | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Aquilegia

1. Aquilegia nivalis Falc. ex Baker in Gard. Chron. 2:76. 1878. Munz in Gentes Herbarium, 7(1):24.1946; Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 262. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):14.1988 (Fig. 3, A-C).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

  • Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. jucunda Hook.f. & Thoms.

    Rootstock stout, woody. Stems (3-) 10-25 cm high, erect or nearly erect, densely pubescent, intermixed with some glandular hairs, Radical leaves biternate, petioles 3-13 cm long, leaflets thickish with short petioles, 5-15 (-20) mm long and wide, obovate to suborbicular, deeply trifid, usually glabrous, green above, pale glaucous beneath. Cauline leaves ternate, much reduced in size. Flowers usually solitary. Sepals dark purple, 22-30 x 12-15 mm, ovate to oblong-ovate, acute or obtuse, slightly pubescent. Lamina of petals 10-12 mm long, slightly emarginate. Spurs 3-10 mm long, saccate to curved-elongate, purplish. Stamens very unequal. Staminodes narrowly linear-lanceolate. Carpels 5-6, upto 15 mm long, densely pubescent. Style 6-7 nun long, filiform.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: Kashmir, Falconer.

    A-7 Gilgit: Chantir Gah, F. Schmid 2143 (RAW), B-7 Hazara: Mt Makra, ± 3500 in, Y. & I. Nasir & E. J. Ecker 7679 (RAW), Thora, Inayat 21103 (RAW), Saifulmaluk, Ch. Shaukat Ali 57 (RAW), B-8 Kashmir: Tilail nala, Gurais vy., 27-6-1901, Inayat s.n. (RAW,KUH), Kamri Pass, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 18721 (RAW), Burzil, W. Koelz 9391 (KUH).

    Distribution: Endemic in Pakistan and Kashmir.


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