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17. Ranunculus karakoramicola Tamura, Acta. Phytotax. Geobot. 16:169. 1956. Tamura in Kitam., Pl. W. Pak. & Afghan. 61-3, f. 47. 1964, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 274. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri, l.c. 173.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Perennial 20-30 cm high, with fibrous roots. Stem simple, one rarely 2-3-flowered, glabrous below, hairy above. Basal leaves petiolate, petioles 40-80 mm long, blade 25-35 x 30-40 mm, rounded-reniform with wide suboordate base, profoundly tripartite, central lobe obovate-cuneate, apically irregularly dentate or lobulate, lateral lobes often bifid with dentate to lobulate halves. Stem leaves 1 or 2, shortly stalked or sessile, tripartite with bifid, entire or dentate linear segments. Peduncles white villous. Flowers 15-18 mm in diameter, yellow. Sepals 5-8 x 2.5-3 mm, oblong to oblong-ovate, concave, dirty yellowish, villous outside. Petals 8-9 mm, broadly obovate roundish. Achenes glabrous, inserted in an elongate white hairy receptacle. Style long, strongly recurved.s

Fl. Per.: June-July.

Type: Karakorum, up to Skoro La, 3800 m, Nakao (KYO).

B-7 Swat: Bishigram, alpine, R.R. Stewart & A. Rahman 24944 (RAW), Baltistan: B-8 Deosai, E. Nasir & G.L. Webster 6532 (RAW), Mango, 4260 m, Hans Hartmann 559 (RAW).

Distribution: Karakorums, N. W. Himalaya.

Alpine places from 3000-3800 m.


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