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37. Potentilla sundaica (Blume) O. Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 219. 1891. (Fig. 13: A-D).

Muqarrab Shah

Department of Microbiology, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan

Potentilla sundaica

  • Duchesnea sundaica (Blume) Miquel
  • Fragaria sundaica Blume
  • Potentilla kleiniana Wight & Arn.
  • Potentilla wallichiana Delile ex Lehm.

    Annual, prostrate herbs. Rootstock thin and slender. Stem decumbent at the base, pubescent. Basal leaves quinate, digitate, petioles slender, 5-25 cm. long, pilose. Basal stipules membranous, with lanceolate auricles, upper stipules ovate, leafy. Leaflets obovate-cuneate, 1.5-3 cm. long, 15-25 obtusely serrate-dentate, upper surface sparsely pilose to glabrous, lower surface adpressed pilose usually on the veins. Flowers small, arranged in many flowered terminal cymes, 6-8 mm. diam. Sepals sparsely adpressed pilose, outer sepals oblong-ovate, obtuse, entire or divided, inner a little longer, ovate, acute. Petals small, 3-3.5 mm. long, yellow. Stamens about 20. Carpels numerous, attached on the swollen, nearly glabrous receptacle, styles subterminal 0.7-0.8 mm., coniform. Achenes small, ridged.

    Holotype: Java, Gede mountains, sheet no. 909, 111-40 (L).

    B-7 Swat, Behrain, Shaukat Ali (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, Thailand, N. Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Korea and Japan.

    An annual prostrate herb, collected on damp places near water streams. Found up to 1500 m., not common.


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