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Lanceleaf Thoroughwax   
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Lanceleaf Thoroughwax
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Lanceleaf Thoroughwax
Botanical name: Bupleurum lanceolatum    Family: Apiaceae (Carrot family)

Lanceleaf Thoroughwax is a perennial herb, 30-150 cm tall. Stem is branched above. Lower stem leaves are long-stalked, up to 15 cm long, blade lanceshaped to broadly oval, 7-9 veined, tips acute. Upper leaves are gradually shorter, short-stalked to nearly stalkless, 5-7 veined. Flowers are carried in umbels on stalks 2-5 cm long. Involucral bracts are lacking or sometimes 1, minute. Rays are 5-8, slender. Involucel of 5 linear, 3-veined bractlets, shorter than the flower¬ing umbellet. Flower-stalks are longer than the flowers. Stylopodium disc-shaped; styles short, divaricate. Fruit is oblong to ovoid, 3-4 mm long. Lanceleaf Thoroughwax is found in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 2000-3000 m.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal
Photographed in Sirmaur Distt., Himachal Pradesh.
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