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Pakistan | Family List | Saxifragaceae | Astilbe

Astilbe rivularis Ham.ex D.Don, Prodr.Fl.Nepal. 211. 1825. C.B. Clarke, l.c.389; Collett,Fl.Siml.174.1902; R.R. Stewart, Ann.Cat.Vasc.Pl.W.Pak. & Kashm.340.1972.

Herb 1-1.5 m tall. Leaves imparipinnate, lower leaflets usually further divided ; leaflets 3-5, 3-8 cm long, ovate, acuminate, base sometimes cordate, petiolulate to sessile, scabrous, especially on the veins; petiole and rachis covered with long hairs, tufted at the base of petiolules; stipules c. 1 cm long, adnate to the petiole. Peduncle glandular villous. Flowers bracteate; bracts lanceolate, c. 2 mm long. Sepals 5,1.5 mm long, ovate, basally adnate to the ovary, persistent. Petals absent. Stamens 5, opposite the sepals; filaments 2.5 mm long. Carpels connivent, oval, c. 1.5 mm, each prolonged into a short style, less than 1 mm long; stigmas capitate. Capsule c. 4 mm long, dehiscing longitudinally into 2 valves. Seeds numerous, 2 mm long, tailed at both ends.

Fl.Per.: June-Sept.

Type: Described from Nepal.

Distribution: Temperate Himalayas (from Kashmir to Bhutan).

Commonly found on rocky banks in forest in the Hazara and Kashmir areas in Pakistan from 1300-2300 m.


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