Edinburgh Journal of Botany

Articles

Infrageneric classification of the genus Potentilla L. (Rosaceae) in Pakistan & Kashmir

Muqarrab Shaha1 and C. C. Wilcocka2

a1 Pakistan Museum of Natural History, F7/2 Islamabad, Pakistan.

a2 Department of Plant & Soil Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Abstract

Infrageneric classification of the genus Potentilla L. (Rosaceae) for the Flora of Pakistan and Kashmir is presented. Nine subgenera and 15 sections are recognized within the genus. The two genera Sibbaidiopsis Rydb. and Duchesnea J. E. Smith have been reduced to subgenera, while subgenus Potentilla Syme and subgenus Hypargyrium (Fourr.) Juz. have been combined under subgenus Potentilla Syme.