Morphological studies of Pedicularis L. from Hazara Division, Pakistan

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Morphological studies of Pedicularis L. from Hazara Division, Pakistan

Shamila Firdous, Jan Alam
Int. J. Biosci.15( 3), 159-168, September 2019.
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Pedicularis L. belongs to Scrophulariaceae, one of the largest genera of angiosperm with 800 species. This genus is distributed in the moist Northern Hemisphere including the Himalayan region. In current study, this genus has been morphologically revised from Hazara division, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Frequent field visits were conducted from the month of June till September. Plant samples were collected and properly identified and voucher specimens were deposited in the Hazara University Herbarium Pakistan (HUP). Eleven species are recognized from the area of study, mostly confined to mountainous areas at high altitudes between 2000m to 4000m. Habit-wise, of these, one was annual and ten were perennial herbs.


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