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Aegopodium burttii E. Nasir, sp. nov.

E. Nasir

Plantae c. 50 cm altae. Folia inferna petiolata sunt; folia tres ovalia quasi ovata 2-5 cm longa, 1-2 cm lata, in margine serrata, venis ventraliter pubescentibus; folia superna breviter petiolata quasi sessilia. Umbellae terminales et laterales; bracteae involucrales absunt. Radii 6-12, usque 2.5 cm longi. Bracteolis absentibus. Fructus ovoidei, 2 mm longi; superficies fructus squamosa; styli 0.5 mm longi et reflexi; costis fructis prominentibus; vittae obscurae; seminis interior superficies plana.

Plants annual, c. 50 cm tall. Lower leaves petiolate; leaflets 3-(5), oval to ovate, 2-5 cm long, 1-2 cm broad; margin serrate; dorsal surface sparsely pubescent; veins on the ventral surface pubescent; upper leaves shortly petiolate to sessile; leaf bases sheathing.. Umbels terminal and lateral. Involucral bracts lacking. Rays 6-12, up to 2.5 cm long, glabrous to minutely pubescent or scabrid. Bractlets lacking. Pedicels 2-5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, 2 mm long; surface with teeth-like scales; stylopodium and styles sometimes purplish brown; styles 0.5 mm long, reflexed; ridges prominent; vittae obscure. Inner seed face plane.

Type: B-7 Tribal Hazara, Chail Sar to Ganja Kandao, 8500 ft., Burtt 1222 (E).

Distribution: W. Pakistan.

This taxon differs from A. alpestre in the shape, the size and the surface of the fruit. The fruit surface has teeth-like scales on it. The leaves are also ternately pinnate and not 2-3-pinnate as in A. alpestre. In appearance the plants look like Pimpinella diversifolia but the vittae in the fruit are obscure. In P. diversifolia the fruit furrows are 2-3-vittate.


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