Plants in the Wild: Bhutan 2008
Started by: Sandra Rice
Some of the exciting plants found in June, starting with orchids.Go to latest contribution by Sandra Rice, 02 November 2008, 22:41. Go to bottom of this page.
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Close up by Colin Dolding
Just some of the variations found on a long walk up from Dochu La. More to come!
Meconopsis sp. (still under discussion!)
Lilium nanum, closer in.
A few favourites found at altitudes between 2300m and 4000m. Cardiocrinum giganteum.
Arisaema propinquum or is it?
There were some amazing ferns we are still trying to positively identify, any suggestions welcome. Fern 2
Primula ?, suggestions are - elongata or stuartii
Close up of ? primula
Hi Sandra This is Primula obliqua. Notice the oblique flowers, which is where the name comes from, the top petals bent back and the bottom ones forward. It should be very mealy under the leaf; you can't see from the photo and in any case it seems to have been raining heavily! This area is far too far east for P. stuartii. P. elongata is smaller, has deep yellow flowers and another leaf shape. Please notice that the vast populations of white and pink flowered plants seen on that trip and called by some P. obliqua with hanging bell-shaped flowers were mostly forms of P. alpicola, although I have also seen a few photos of the much smaller and rarer P. chumbiensis with long flower stalks.