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Plants in the Wild: Indian Himalayas

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Started by: Susan Read

Garhwal in May 2008

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Contribution from Susan Read 26 January 2011, 11:55top / bottom of page

One of the early flowers on these ares, Potentilla atrosanguinia.

Cordyceps ?sinensis...a profitable sideline for the locals

The only gentians at this time, carinata type

Yet more iris

Contribution from Susan Read 26 January 2011, 12:18top / bottom of page

Other plants seen included Caltha near the iris, Trillidium in woodland, Allium humile and a few small anemones.

This is probably not the best trek for flowers but a few weeks later, it could have been more rewarding

Contribution from John Richards 07 February 2011, 15:21top / bottom of page
Primula sessilis

Hi Susan,

The Primula you thought might be P. petiolaris and asked for comments is P. sessilis. The pointed petals are diagnostic. Also, this is only one of two petiolarids from so far west (other is P. nana). It is a low altitude plant and tends not to be very hardy. I have just lost mine in the hard weather while most of my petiolarids are OK. Here is a picture of a cultivated plant.

Primula sessilis

Contribution from Susan Read 07 February 2011, 17:51top / bottom of page

Many thanks John. Perhaps the flower is sessile earlier in the season? I have a book on the Western Himalayas which I need to use with caution!

Contribution from Keshab Pradhan 30 July 2012, 10:25top / bottom of page
Alpines in Sikkim Himalayas

Had a whirling tour to north Sikkim along Tibetan plateau just last fortnight ( July 10-14). Saw many alpines at their best including Meconopsis horridula.All at Alt. 4600- 4850 m. except one: Asclepiadaceae fam.(Hoya ??) at 1200 m.

Could the Members please help to identify the images? If so do let me know the e-mail addresses to transmit.

Keshab Pradhan (Sikkim)

Aloines in Sikkim Himalayas

My E-mail: keshabcp@gmail.com

Contribution from Keshab Pradhan 30 July 2012, 11:05top / bottom of page
Alpines in the Sikkim Himalayas

Date: 12 July 2012

Location: Tso Lhamu Plain (North Sikkim)

Alt: 4,900 mtr.

Species: Please identify

Keshab Pradhan(Sikkim)

Alpines in the Sikkim Himalayas

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