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4a. Anemone obtusiloba var. obtusiloba (Fig. 13, C-E).


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

Anemone obtusiloba var. obtusiloba

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Anemone discolor Royle
  • Anemone micrantha Klotsch
  • Anemone multiscapa Qureshi & Chaudhri
  • Anemone neelamiana Qureshi & Chaudhri

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: Nepal: Gossainthan, Wallach.

    B-7 Hazara: Changla Gali, June 1926, R.R. Stewart s:n. (RAW), above Abbottabad, 8500', 6.6.1896, Inayat Khan s.n. (RAW), Mokhspuri, 3.7.1946, B.B. Dana s.n. (KUH), Kagan, 26.6.1953, Kazmi s.n. (KUH) Siran vy., 27.6.1896, Inayat s.n. (RAW), F. Rest House, Thandiani, 27.7.1974, Y. & I. Nasir s.n. (RAW), Thandiani, Y. Nasir & Khan 11038 (RAW), Dunga Gali, H. Woolsey 85 (RAW), Kashmir: B-7, B-9 Burzil Pass, R.R. Stewart 19858, 19877 (RAW), Dungian, ± 7000', Sultanul Abedin 9225 (KUH), Masjid Gali, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 18401 (RAW).

    Distribution: Widely distributed from Tien-Shan through the Himalaya to China.

    An extremely variable taxon especially as far as the size of various parts and their indumentum are concerned. Anemone neelamiana Qureshi and Chaudhri is a minor aberration, characterised by 8 sepals instead of the usual 5 sepals. The white colour is common in typical Anemone obtusiloba. The species Anemone multiscapa R.A. Qureshi & M.N. Chaudhri is, according to the authors, distinguished from Anemone obtusiloba by being glabrous and flowers with 6-8 sepals. These characters do not hold good. Plants typical of Anemone obtusiloba but with 6-8 sepals have been observed (R.R. & I.D. Stewart 2523 from Chamba, R.R. & I.D.Stewart 19016 from Burzil Pass, R.R. Stewart & A. Rahman 25168 from Sho Nala, Swat). The last 2 specimens are also glabrous. Occasionally the var. obtusiloba might exhibit entire involucral bracts (F. Schmid 1435 from Kashmir).


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