Potentilla desertorum Bunge, Fl. Altaic. 2: 267 (1830) (syn: Potentilla arnavatensis (Th.Wolf) Th.Wolf ex Juz.);
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Afghanistan to Siberia and W. Himalaya: Afghanistan, Altay, Buryatiya, Chita, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Tuva, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;
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Bunge in Ledeb. Fl. Alt. ii. 257 ; Fl. Ross. ii. 53 ; Ic. t. 337 ; erect, leafy, glandular hairy, radical leaves long-petioled 5-foliolate, leaflets sessile membranous obovate coarsely crenate, cauline stipules large lanceolate quite entire, flowers in capitate leafy heads, achenes very minute wrinkled, styles short subterminal. Lehm. Revis. Potentil. 90.

Western Himalaya ; in the dry region of KASHMIR and KISHTWAR, alt. 7-9000 ft., Thomson, C. B. Clarice.—Distrib. Soongaria.

All parts covered with soft spreading often glandular hairs. Stems tufted on a woody rootstock, soft, erect or ascending. Radical leaves 4-8 in. ; leaflets 1-2 in., entire towards the cuneate base, nerves slender, green on both surfaces ; petiole slender, 2-6 in. ; cauline leaves short-petioled or sessile, 3-foliolate ; stipules 1/2-3/4 in. Flowers 1/2-3/4 in. diam., sunk amongst the uppermost leaves ; peduncle elongating in fruit, strict and stout. Calyx large, 1/3 in. long ; lobes lanceolate, acute ; bracte¬oles entire or 3-fld. Petals orbicular-obovate, dark yellow, not much exceeding the calyx. Achenes very numerous, on a globose villous receptacle. P. Kotschyana, Fenzl, of Cilicia, &c., seems to me to be this plant.

(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
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Potentilla for ID from Sonamarg, Kashmir-GS28112021-6: 4 images- 3 high res.
Potentilla for ID from Sonamarg, Kashmir, alt 2600 m, 25-6-2011.


What are the species listed from the area?


there are more than 60. I tentatively place it under. P. desertorum.


Yes, appears close as per GBIF specimens- one and Wikimedia Commons and FoC illustration.


 

 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GBIF specimens- one (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FoC illustration Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Wikimedia Commons

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