Pulsatilla duthiei Gandoger
Tufted perennial with softly hairy parts. Leaves 3-5-pinnatisect, leaflets of ultimate order cuneate, 3-dentate at apex, shorter than the scape. Scape 12-18 cm at anthesis, elongated to 30 cm or more after flowering. Involucral leaves similar to basal, sessile, less compound. Peduncles twice as long as the involucre. Flowers solitary, nodding, dull reddish-brown. Sepals sericeous outside, glabrous within, about as long as the stamens.
Fl. Per.: May-June.
Type: Chango in Kunawar, Royle (K).
Kashmir: A-7 Anesarbar, 3900-4900 m, F. Schmid 2255 (RAW), Chitral: Knot An, 13000', Stainton, 2873 (RAW), Gilgit: Naltar, 21.7.1954, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW), E. of Darkot, 20.6.1946, Bowes Lyon s.n. (RAW), id, 17.7.54, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW), Astore-Rama, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 21874 (RAW), Baltistan: Karakoram, Drimang, 3930 m, H. Hartmann 556 (RAW), B-8 Deosai, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 4105 (RAW), Deosai, 30.7.1940, R.R. Stewart 20080 A (RAW), Marpo La, Dras side, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 22319 (RAW, KUH), Satpura-Deosai, E. Nasir & G.L. Webster 6358 (RAW).
Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir.
An early flowering species. Found from 3000-3900 m.