Thalictrum punduanum Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 26 1831. (Syn: Thalictrum punduanum var. glaucum Hook. f. & Thomson);
Himalaya to N. Thailand: Assam, East Himalaya, Nepal, Thailand, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Bhutan, India (Uttar Pradesh), Sikkim, Nepal, Myanmar [Burma], N-Thailand, ?Tibet, ?China (?Yunnan) as per CoL;

Cat. 3712 ; Pl. As. Rar. ii. 26 ; leaves 2-ternate, sheaths auricled, panicle much branched, filaments filiform, achenes many small ribbed, beak long straight hooked at the tip. H. f. & T. Fl. Ind. 18.
TEMPERATE WESTERN HIMALAYA ; wet rocks of Garwhal and Kumaon, alt. 4500¬7000 ft. KHASIA HILLS, rocks near Churra, alt. 3-4000 ft.
Stem 2 ft., erect. Leaves long-petioled, upper 3-foliolate ; leaflets 1-2 in. diam., orbicular or oval, base cordate or truncate, 5-lobed, crenate, glaucous or tomentose be¬neath, lateral oblique ; stipels 0. Panicle nearly leafless. Flowers white. Achenes sessile or stalked, beak nearly their own length.—Two well-marked varieties.
(From The Flora of British India (1872) from IBIS Flora)


RANUNCULACEAE Fortnight: Thalictrum punduanum from Uttarakhand_DSR_Jan 2015_09 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Thalictrum punduanum Wallich var. punduanum is a small herb growing on moist shady rocky slopes.
It is known to occur in temperate Uttarakhand, Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya only and rare in occurrence.

On web search no authentic photograph of this species is visible. Pics here may be the first.
It is new for efloraofindia.
The Plant List 2013 mention it as unresolved name, GRIN and TROPICOS do not recognize it but Flora of India vol-1 (pp.139-140) accepts it as a distinct species.

Thanks … for showing this rare plant.
It is exciting to observe a post when a new plant is posted on the group as many species have already been posted.
The typical leaf pattern is visible in second picture.
The number of stamens appear to be less as compared to other Thalictrums.


MS,Oct.,2021/23 Thalictrum sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Ailawng

Date : 28-07-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Thalictrum rotundifolium DC.

Leaves here appear to be shiny and also have no distribution in India as per POWO.
May I request you to pl. post the keys.

May I request you to post a clear image of the leaves.
As the leaves appear to be biternate, it may be Thalictrum punduanum as per POWO– specimen.

Yes, Thalictrum punduanum as per POWO– specimen


SK 3122 09 November 2021: 9 very high res. images.
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1695m.
Date: 14 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Thalictrum punduanum Wall. ??

Maybe Thalictrum punduanum as the leaves are abaxially glabrous (abaxially glandular in Thalictrum rotundifolium de Candolle as per Flora of China)



POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Unresolved)  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora

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