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Vicatia DC.
Mark F. Watson
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Essentially glabrous, erect single-stemmed perennials. Leaves mid-green, triangular in outline, 3(–4)-pinnate; petiole narrowly sheathing at base. Umbels compound; bracts few or absent; bracteoles few, linear. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white obovate. Stylopodium low, conical; styles short. Fruit oboid-oblong, ribs very slender; vittae usually 2–4 per furrow and 4-6 on inner face. 

Note: East Himalayan representatives are very similar in appearence to Meeboldia species, but flowers white and calyx teeth are obsolete. 

Vicatia coniifolia DC.
    Vicatia millefolia C.B.Clarke
Plants to 30cm tall from a short rootstock. Leaves to 20 x 7cm, pinnatifid into linear acute ultimate segments 1.5–3 x 0.3–0.5mm. Umbels 7–10-rayed, 4–7cm across; bracts 1–2, similar to the upper leaves; rays 0.8–5cm, very unequal; bracteoles 1–4, to 5mm; umbellules 1–1.5cm across, 6–9-flowered; pedicels 1–4mm, elongating to 8mm in fruit. Fruit 3.5–4 x 1.5–1.7mm. 

Bhutan: C—Thimphu district (Barshong). 

Ecology: Shaded areas, streamside, moist to wet habitats. 3200m.
Flowers July–August. 

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