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2. Caltha alba Camb. in Jacquem., Voy.Bot. 6. 1844.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

  • Caltha palustris var. alba (Camb. ex Jacquem.) Hook.f. & Thoms.

    Perennial. Stems 20-60 cm high, stout, branched, glabrous. Basal leaves with long petioles and broadly ovate sheath, blade reniform, 4-15 cm wide, margin regularly, rather finely hooked or crenate, stem-leaves smaller, crenate or ± irregularly sharply dentate, sessile or with a short petiole. Flowers white, 1-2 or forming few-flowered corymbs; 25-60 mm in diameter. Sepals 5-6, petaloid, narrowly obovate, obovate-oblong or oblong-lanceolate. Stamens numerous. Number of carpels 5-15. Mature follicles ± erect, oblong, compressed, ± straight for its larger part or convex on both sides, especially ventrally, 8-10 cm long (including style). Style sharply separated from ovary, subulate, ovary rarely tapering into the short narrowly triangular style. Seeds black, rarely brown, 1.6-1.7 (-2.5) mm long, slightly asymmetrical.

    Type: Kashmir, between Macaboe and Hyderabad, Jacquemont 275 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan & Kashmir.

    Lower Taxa


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