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Lalldhwojia Farille
Mark F. Watson
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Delicate, erect perennial herbs, often suffused purple particularly above; stems short, glabrous or very sparsely hairy in the inflorescence branches, 3–5-leaved in lower half, usually naked above; rhizome long and slender. Leaves ternate or biternate; leaflets ovate in outline, 3-lobed, margins serrate; petiole slender, narrowly winged at base. Umbels compound, rays and flowers few; bracts absent; bracteoles few very small and linear. Calyx teeth minute, triangular, persistent. Petals white or purplish, oblanceolate-elliptic, obtuse. Stylopodium domed. Fruit ovoid-ellipsoid, somewhat compressed dorsally, sparsely pubescent especially when young, lateral ribs very narrowly winged, mericarps convex on the back, dorsal ribs inconspicuous, each pair with 2–3(–5) fine brown vittae lines between them, mericarps with 4–5 vittae on the inner face.
Lalldhwojia acronemifolia (H.Wolff) M.F.Watson
    Lalldhwojia staintonii M.A.Farille
    Lalldhwojia cooperi M.A.Farille.
Plants 10–45cm high. Leaflets 1–3.5 x 1–3cm, sparsely pubescent above and below, sometimes glabrous below; petioles 4–14cm, winged at base for 1cm. Rays 3–5, (1–)2.5–6.5cm; bracteoles 1–3, 0.5–1mm; umbellules 2–6-flowered; pedicels 6–14mm. Calyx teeth 0.2–0.4mm. Petals 6–14mm. Fruit 3–4 x 1.5–2mm, vittae on dorsal side sometimes merging together.
Bhutan: C—Thimphu (Dodena, Thimphu) district; Sikkim: Tsomgo and on Bhutanese border [near Kupup]. 

Ecology: Open coniferous forest and scrub, 3200–3700m. Flowers June–July. 

Illustration [Fig. 52 h,i]

Specimen List [16064]

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