Pulsatilla wallichiana (Royle) Ulbr., Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 226 1925. (syn: Anemone albana Hook. f. & Thomson; Anemone wallichiana Royle; Pulsatilla duthiei Gand.);
Pakistan (Chitral), Pakistani Kashmir (Astor, Deosai, Baltistan), India: Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh, Zanskar), Himachal Pradesh as per CoL;
N. Pakistan to W. Himalaya as per POWO;

Fwd: Pulsatilla wallichiana – confirmed identification. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)- Tiff images.
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.




POWO  Catalogue of life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  Flora of Pakistan  India Biodiversity Portal  

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