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

 

 


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References:
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 

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