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4. Paraquilegia Drummond & Hutchinson in Kew Bull. Misc. Inf. 1920:156. 1920. Shipchinskii in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:75.1937; Ulbr. in Notizbl. Bot. Garten Berlin, 9:209.1925; Tamura in Kitamura, Fl. Afghan. 129.1960; Tamura & Lauener in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 28:273.1968; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 268. 1972; Qureshi & Chaudhri, Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):7. 1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Perennial, densely caespitose herb with single flowers on simple stems. Basal leaves simple or 2-3-ternate. Sepals 5, petaloid, rugose. Petals 5, sessile or with a very short stipe, flat or concave near base. Stamens numerous. Fruit consisting of 2-10 free follicles.

Tamura and Lauener (op.cit.) recognise 5 related species with a distribution ranging from Altai, Pamir and Tien Shan southwards to Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Himalaya, Tibet and S.W. China. The taxonomy of this genus is rather confused, as only a few collections are known and delimitation is far from clear. Represented by 1 species in Pakistan.

Lower Taxa

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