The Family Rosaceae in India/Revisionary Studies on Potentilla L., Sibbaldia L. & Brachycaulos Dikshit & Panigr.- Vol. 4 by B.K. Dikshit and G. Panigrahi, BSMPS, 1998,
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Materials & methods. Delimitation of the family Rosaceae Juss. Delimitation of the tribes and subtribes. Taxonomic treatment. I. Genus Potentilla L. 1. Origin of the genus. 2. Ancestral relationships of the genus. 3. Generic delimitation within Potentilla L. Sensu lato. 4. Significance of morphological characters. 5. Delimitation of infrageneric categories within Potentilla L. sensu stricto. 6. Systematic account. 7. Discussion. II. Genus Sibbaldia L. III. Genus Brachycaulos Dikshit & Panigrahi. Bibliography. Appendix. Subject index.
"The last great work on the taxonomy of the family Rosaceae Juss, sensu lato in the Indian region, was that of J.D. Hooker (1878). Wolfs (1908) monograph of the genus Potentilla L. comprising then 305 species in the world flora, did not include India, nor did the publications of J. Sojak of Czeckoslovakia, who meticulously studied the genus Potentilla over the last four decades and more. In this context, revisionary studies on as many as 24 of the 37 genera of the family within the political boundaries of India of today, published in four volumes, by G. Panigrahi and his Research Scholars, are of great significance and will of interest to all those interested in the flora of India and of the family Rosaceae in particular (see Robertson, 1991; Kalkman, 1993, 1996; Vaughan, 1993; Schmid 1993, 1997 and Sojak, 1997. Kalkman (1995) commends these studies as "thorough piece (s) of research" and which would "serve as model for regional revisionary" researches, both in India and abroad.

Potentilla indica (Andr.) Wolf CreeperWestern Ghats, Evergreen ForestsFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Fischer, 1921Coimbatore, Dindigul, Nilgiri
Potentilla leschenaultiana Ser. HerbWestern Ghats, Evergreen ForestsFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983Dindigul, Nilgiri

Botanical nameSynonymsFamilyCommon name
Potentilla anserina Fragaria anserina, Dactylophyllum anserinam, Argentina anserina Rosaceae Silverweed Cinquefoil
Potentilla argyrophyllaPotentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla (Wall. ex Lehm.) Grierson & D. G. Long Rosaceae Silver-Leaved Cinquefoil
Potentilla atrosanguinea Rosaceae Himalayan Cinquefoil
Potentilla biflora Potentilla biflora var. biflora, Potentilla inglisii Rosaceae Two-Flower Cinquefoil
Potentilla bifurca is a synonym of Sibbaldianthe bifurca (L.) Kurtto & T.Erikss. Schistophyllidium bifurcum Rosaceae Forked-Leaf Cinquefoil
Potentilla cuneata Potentilla ambigua, Potentilla dolichopogon Rosaceae Five Finger Cinquefoil
Potentilla curviseta Rosaceae Kashmir Cinquefoil
Potentilla eriocarpa Potentilla davidii Rosaceae Woolly-Fruit Cinquefoil
Potentilla fruticosa is a synonym of Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) Rydb. Dasiphora fruticosa Rosaceae Shrubby Cinquefoil
Potentilla microphylla Rosaceae Tiny Leaved Cinquefoil
Potentilla multifida var. multifida Potentilla plurijuga Rosaceae Feather-Leaved Cinquefoil
Potentilla nepalensis Rosaceae Nepal Cinquefoil
Potentilla nivea Potentilla fragariifolia, Fragaria nivea Rosaceae Snow Cinquefoil
Potentilla pamirica Rosaceae Pamir Cinquefoil
Potentilla peduncularis Rosaceae East Himalayan Cinquefoil
Potentilla polyphylla Potentilla mooniana Rosaceae Many Leaved Cinquefoil
Potentilla reptans Rosaceae Creeping Cinquefoil
Potentilla saundersiana Rosaceae Saunders Cinquefoil
Potentilla supina Comarum flavum Rosaceae Spreading Cinquefoil

Potentilla anserina L. (Pakistan, Kashmir, India (Himachal Pradesh), China, Mongolia, Russia, Europe, Australia (Tasmania), North America, Pacific Islands (New Zealand), South America (Chile) (Chaoluan, Ikeda & Ohba, l. c.))
Potentilla arbuscula D. Don (Kashmir, India, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and China (Xizang)) = Dasiphora arbuscula (D. Don) Soják
Potentilla argentea L. (Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan (Swat), Kashmir, China (Xinjiang), Mongolia, Russia (Siberia), Turkey, C. Asia, Europe and N. America)
Potentilla atrosanguinea Lodd. (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, India, Nepal, Bhutan and China)
Potentilla biflora var. biflora (Alaska Yukon, Siberia, Tien Shan Altai, Mongolia, China, Pakistan, Kashmir, Nepal and Bhutan)
Potentilla bifurca subsp. orientalis (Juz.) Sojak (Rumania, Ukraine, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Southern Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan and China (Xizang)) (Potentilla bifurca L. is a synonym of Sibbaldianthe bifurca (L.) Kurtto & T.Erikss.)
Potentilla blanda Sojak (Kyrgyzstan (Tien Shan), Tajikistan (Pamir Alai), China (Xinjiang), Pakistan and Kashmir)
Potentilla cathaclines Lehm. (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bhutan)
Potentilla chrysantha Trevir. (Type: Described from cultivated plant (PR). A rare species known only from few localities in Kashmir and Pakistan (Northern Areas))
Potentilla cuneifolia Bertol. (Pakistan, Kashmir, India (Garhwal, Kumaon, Lahul), Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and China (Xizang)) (syn. of Potentilla cuneata Wallich ex Lehmann as per as per FOC & FON and as per efi thread).
Potentilla curviseta Hook. f. (Endemic to Pakistan and Kashmir)
Potentilla desertorum Bunge in Ledeb. (Russia (Siberia), Kyrgyzstan (Tien Shan), Kazakhstan (Altai Mountains), N. Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and China (Xinjiang))
Potentilla doubjouneana Cambess. in Jacquem. (Georgia (Caucasus), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir) (? Potentilla doubjonneana Cambess.)
Potentilla dryadanthoides (Juz.) Viroshilov (Central Asia (Pamir-Alai) Pakistan, Kashmir, India, China, Nepal and Bhutan) (? synonymous with Pentaphylloides dryadanthoides (Juz.) Ikonn.)
Potentilla eriocarpa Wall. ex Lehm. (Pakistan, Kashmir, N. India (Kumaon, Garhwal), Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Tibet)
Potentilla evestita Th. Wolf (Russia (Siberia), Mongolia, Kazakhstan (Altai Mountains), Kyrgyzstan (Tien Shan), Tajikistan (Pamir Alai), China (Xinjiang), Pakistan and Kashmir)
Potentilla exigua Sojak (Kashmir and Nepal)
Potentilla gelida C.A. Mey. (Russia (Siberia, Tienshan, Pamir), China (Xinjiang), Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and India (Himachal Pradesh).)
Potentilla gerardiana Lindl. ex Lehm. (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, India (Himachal Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh))
Potentilla grisea var. grisea (Tajikistan & Pakistan (Chitral and Gilgit) and Kashmir) 
Potentilla heynii Roth (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China (Yunan to Armur), Korea and Soviet Far East)
Potentilla hololeuca Boiss. (Turkey, Iran, Kyrgyzstan (Tien Shan), Pakistan, Kashmir and China)
Potentilla kashmirica Hook. f. (Endemic to Kashmir)
Potentilla monanthes Lindl. ex Lehm. (Pakistan, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim)
Potentilla multifida L. (Central Asia, Siberia, China (Kashgar & Keriya Mountains to Burhan Badaishan, Altin Tag and Nanshan), Pakistan, Kashmir, India (Himachal Pradesh), rare in Elburz, Caucasus, the S.W. Alps and Scandinavia)
Potentilla nepalensis Hook. (Pakistan, Kashmir, N. India, Nepal)
Potentilla ochreata Lindl. in Paxton (Pakistan, Kashmir, India, Nepal and China (Xizang))
Potentilla ornithopoda Tausch. (USSR (Central Asia and Siberia), Mongolia, China, Pakistan, Kashmir) = Potentilla multifida L.
Potentilla pamirica var. pamirica (Tajikistan (Pamir Alai), S.W.Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Kashmir and China (Zizang and Kunlun Shan)) 
Potentilla pamirica var. pamiroalaica (Juz.) M. Shah & Wilcock (Russia, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan Kashmir and India) (syn. Potentilla pamiroalaica Juz.)
Potentilla peduncularis D. Don (Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, S.E. Tibet, Upper Myanmar and China (Yunnan, S. E. Xizang))
Potentilla plurijuga Hand.-Mazz. (Kashmir, Nepal and India (Kamaon and Assam)) is a synonym of Potentilla multifida L.
Potentilla polyphylla Wall. ex Lehm. (Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India (Himachal Pradesh, Utter Pradesh and W. Bengal), Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan)
Potentilla reptans L. (Europe, Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, N. Iraq, Iran, Caucasus, Afghanistan, NW & Central Asia, Pakistan, Kashmir, N. India and China. Introduced in N. America)
Potentilla salesoviana Steph. (Central Asia (Tienshan, Pamir Alai), Mongolia, Pakistan, Kashmir and China (Xizang)) is a synonym of Comarum salesovianum (Stephan) Asch. & Graebn.
Potentilla saundersiana Royle (Kashmir, India (from Spiti to Kumaon), Nepal, Bhutan and China)
Potentilla sericophylla Parker (Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) (? synonymous with Tylosperma sericophylla (R.Parker) Soj k )
Potentilla sundaica (Blume) O. Kuntze (Pakistan, Kashmir, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, Thailand, N. Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Korea and Japan) (? Potentilla sundaica (Blume) W. Theob.)
Potentilla supina subsp. costata Sojak (Russia (Ural to Vladivostok), Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and N. China)
Potentilla supina subsp. paradoxa (Nutt. ex Torrey & Gray) Sojak (N. America, Turkey, Soviet Middle Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, Altai, N. China, Pakistan and Kashmir)
Potentilla turczaninowiana subsb. turczaninowiana (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan (Alatau, Sayak mountains), N. Pakistan and India (Himachal Pradesh, Lahul)) 
Potentilla virgata Lehm. (Kazakhtan, Pamir, Pakistan, Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh)
Potentilla x agrimonioides M. Bieb. ( Russia (Caucasus), Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Kashmir)
Potentilla x mutabilis Sojak (Pakistan and Kashmir)

Potentilla anserina L. (Europe, Asia, Tasmania, New Zealand, America)
Potentilla argyrophylla var. argyrophylla Wall. ex Lehm. (Afghanistan, Himalaya (Chitral to Sikkim)) = Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla (Wall. ex Lehm.) Grierson & D. G. Long
Potentilla aristata Sojak [Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla biflora Willd. ex Schltdl. (Asia, Himalaya, Mongolia, Siberia, N. America)
Potentilla commutata var. polyandra Sojak [Bhutan, China, NW India, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla contigua Sojak [Bhutan, China, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla coriandrifolia D. Don (Himalaya (Kumaun to Bhutan), Tibet)
Potentilla cuneata Wall. ex Lehm. (Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), Tibet, China)
Potentilla eriocarpa var. eriocarpa Wall. ex Lehm. (Himalaya (Kashmir to NEFA), Tibet)
Potentilla festiva Sojak [Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla forrestii var. caespitosa W. W. Sm. (Himalaya (Garhwal, Nepal, Bhutan), Tibet, China)
Potentilla forrestii var. forrestii W. W. Sm. (Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), Tibet, China)
Potentilla fruticosa var. pumila L. (Himalaya (Karakoram, Kashmir to Bhutan), China) (= Potentilla dryadanthoides as per FOP)
Potentilla fulgens Wall. ex Hook. (Himalaya (Kunawar to Sikkim)) (? Potentilla fulgens Wall. ex Lehm.= Potentilla siemersiana Lehm.)
Potentilla griffithii Hook. f. (E. Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan))
Potentilla illudens Sojak (No distribution given)
Potentilla kleiniana Wight (Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), India, Ceylon, China, Java) = Potentilla sundaica (Blume) W. Theob.
Potentilla leschenaultiana Ser. (Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal), Assam)
Potentilla leuconota D. Don (Himalaya (Garhwal to Bhutan), China, Borneo)
Potentilla microphylla var. microphylla D. Don (Himalaya (Garwhal to Sikkim))
Potentilla monanthes Wall. ex Lehm. (Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan))
Potentilla monanthes var. alata Sojak (No distribution given)
Potentilla multifida L. (Europe, Asia, ?N. America)
Potentilla nepalensis Hook. (Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal))
Potentilla polyphylla Wall. ex Lehm. (Himalaya (Kumaun to Bhutan), Assam, Ceylon)
Potentilla saundersiana Royle (Himalaya (Nepal, Bhutan), Tibet, China)
Potentilla supina L. (Europe, N. Africa, W. Asia, Himalaya, India, Mongolia, N. America)
Potentilla tristis Sojak (No distribution given)

Potentilla anserina Linnaeus [Asia, Australia (Tasmania), Europe, North America, Pacific Islands (New Zealand), South America (Chile)].
Potentilla argentea Linnaeus  [Mongolia, Russia (Siberia); C Asia, Europe].
Potentilla argyrophylla var. argyrophylla [Afghanistan, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim]. Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla (Wall. ex Lehm.) Grierson & D. G. Long 
Potentilla aristata Soják [Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla biflora var. biflora  [N Mongolia, Nepal, Russia (Far East, Siberia); C Asia, North America]. 
Potentilla biflora var. lahulensis Th. Wolf [No distribution given outside China]
Potentilla bifurca var. bifurca [Korea, Mongolia, Russia]. (Potentilla bifurca L. is a synonym of Sibbaldianthe bifurca (L.) Kurtto & T.Erikss.)
Potentilla chrysantha Treviranus [Mongolia, Russia; E Europe].
Potentilla commutata Lehmann var. polyandra Soják [Bhutan, NW India, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla contigua Soják [Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla cuneata Wallich ex Lehmann [Bhutan, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla desertorum Bunge in Ledebour [India, Mongolia, Russia].
Potentilla eriocarpa var. eriocarpa [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim]. 
Potentilla evestita Th. Wolf [Mongolia, Russia (Siberia); C Asia].
Potentilla festiva Soják [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla gelida var. gelida [N Asia to Himalayas, Europe].
Potentilla glabriuscula var. glabriuscula [Bhutan, N Myanmar, E Nepal, ?Sikkim].
Potentilla griffithii var. griffithii [Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla kleiniana Wight & Arnott  [Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Sikkim]. = Potentilla sundaica (Blume) W. Theob.
Potentilla leuconota var. leuconota [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla lineata Treviranus [Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, N Vietnam]. (syn. of Argentina lineata (Trevir.) Soják)
Potentilla microphylla var. microphylla [Bhutan, NW India, Nepal, Sikkim].  
Potentilla multifida var. multifida [Asia, Europe, North America].
Potentilla peduncularis var. peduncularis [Bhutan, NW India, Nepal, Sikkim]. 
Potentilla polyphylla var. polyphylla [Bhutan, India, Indonesia (Java), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim, Sri Lanka]. 
Potentilla reptans var. reptans [Russia (Siberia); N Africa, C and SW Asia, Europe].
Potentilla saundersiana var. saundersiana [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim].
Potentilla supina var. supina [widespread in N hemisphere and subtropical regions].

Potentilla arbuscula var. glabrata (? Potentilla arbuscula D. Don = Dasiphora arbuscula (D. Don) Soják)
Potentilla sericophylla var. longifolia (? Potentilla sericophylla Parker (? synonymous with Tylosperma sericophylla (R.Parker) Soj k))
Potentilla lineata var. intermedia (? Potentilla lineata Treviranus (syn. of Argentina lineata (Trevir.) Soják))
Potentilla peduncularis var. clarkei (? Potentilla peduncularis D. Don )
Potentilla peduncularis var. obscura (? Potentilla peduncularis D. Don )

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-
Potentilla albifolia Wall. ex Hook.f. is a synonym of Sibbaldia micropetala (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.
Potentilla perpusilla Hook.f. (? synonymous with Sibbaldia perpusilla (Hook.f.) Chatterjee)
Potentilla trullifolia Hook.f. (? synonymous with Sibbaldia trullifolia (Hook.f.) Chatterjee)

Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th. Wolf

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I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Potentilla (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

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