Pulsatilla wallichiana (Royle) Ulbr., Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 226 1925. (syn: Anemone albana Hook. f. & Thomson; Pulsatilla duthiei Gand.);


 

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Whilst searching for all available images of Anemones, I came across a couple of photos taken as slides for me in the 1980s which were
scanned in. They are not of high quality nor close-up but appear to be the first confirmed images of Pulsatilla wallichiana on eFI.
Stewart records this species from Chitral, Astor, Baltistan and Ladakh @ 3000-3900m. 
He says “Early Flowering”.
The plant is collected in Ladakh for use in Tibetan Medicine.
In my check-list of Ladakh flora compiled in the 1980s, I have records from Lamayuru, Suru Valley (pinkish or yellowish flowered), North of Leh; also near eternal snow (pale violet flowered) on a stony slope and a shale slope @ 4450m.
Note the finely-dissected leaves.


References:

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett 

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