Thalictrum punduanum Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 26 1831. (Syn: Thalictrum punduanum var. glaucum Hook. f. & Thomson);
 


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)


 

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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.


 
 
 
 
 

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