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5. Anemone falconeri Thoms. in Hook. Icones. 9, Pl. 899. 1852. Hook.f. & Thoms. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:8.1872, Coventry, Wild Flow. Kashm. 2:7.t. IV 1927, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 260. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):111.1988 (Fig. 13, F-H).


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

Anemone falconeri

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Hepatica falconeri (Thoms.) Yuzepchuk

    Slender perennial, 10-15 (20) cm high. Rootstock short, stout, covered by fibrous remains of leaves from previous years. Stem scape-l ike, flexuous, often surpassed by the radical leaves in length. Radical leaves numerous, with long petioles covered by long patent hairs, blade suborbicular in outline, sparingly hairy, temately divided to near the base, lateral segments usually bilobed nearly to or beyond middle, central lobe usually less deeply 3-lobed, lobes entire or incised to dentate. Involucral leaves 3, very reduced, connate at base, lanceolate-oblong, entire or rarely 3-lobed. Peduncle very short (7-15 mm) bearing a single flower. Flowers small, 10-18 mm in diameter. Sepals 5-7, oblong to obovate-oblong, white. Younger carpels long, silky hairy, fruitlets 4-5 mm long, shortly stalked, forming a loose globose head, spindle shaped. patent hairy.

    Fl. Per.: May-June.

    Type: Kashmir, in shaded woods, T. Thomson s.n. (K).

    B-7: Bahrein, Shaukat Ali 24463, 25146 (RAW), id., R.R. Stewart et al 138 (RAW), Hazara: Nathia Gali, 3.5.1970, F. Grohmann s.n. (RAW), Dunga Gali, 12.5.1951, A.H. Khan s.n. (RAW), Kund, Hazara R.R. Stewart 9015 (RAW). Shogran, 19.5.1970, F. Grohmann & Z. Ali s.n. (RAW), Kaghan vy., R.R. & I.D. Stewart 6060 (RAW), Kashmir: B-8 Dhuli, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 23724 (KUH), Serimang, 6-8000', A. Rashid, E. Nasir & R.R. Stewart 25555 (RAW), Shardi-Doarian, F. Schmid 1705 (RAW), Keran, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17535 (RAW).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir.

    This species is regarded as intermediate between Anemone and Hepatica by many authors. As the involucre is distinctly removed from the sepals and sometimes 3-lobed, it is better placed under Anemone.

    Found in forests from 2100-3100 m.


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