Thomson's Thorowax   
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Thomson's Thorowax
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Thomson's Thorowax
Botanical name: Bupleurum thomsonii    Family: Apiaceae (Carrot family)

Thomson's Thorowax is a perennial, erect herb with 1 or more stems arising from the base, 10-75 cm tall. Lower leaves are linear to lanceshaped, up to 14 cm long, veins 5-7. Upper leaves are lanceshaped to ovate, up to 10 cm long, veins numerous, base broad, stem-clasping, heart-shaped. Involucral bracts are lacking or 1-3, linear to lanceshaped, tapering bractlets, as long or longer than the flowering umbellet, veins 3. Flowers are about 20, yellow. Flower-stalks 3-4 times longer than the carpels. Fruit 6-7 mm long; ridges winged; furrows 3-vittate. Thomson's Thorowax is found in Western Himalayas, typically Kashmir, Ladakh and Lahaul.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess Photographed in Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh.

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