Androsace rotundifolia Hardw., Asiat. Res. 4: 350 1795. (syn: Androsace elegans Duby; Androsace fragilis Duthie; Androsace incisa Wall.; Androsace parviflora Jacq. ex Duby; Androsace rotundifolia var. elatior R.Knuth; Androsace rotundifolia var. elegans (Duby) R.Knuth; Androsace rotundifolia var. fragilis (Duthie) R.Knuth; Androsace rotundifolia var. glandulosa Hook.f.; Androsace rotundifolia subsp. glandulosa (Hook.f.) Y.J.Nasir; Androsace rotundifolia var. incisa (Wall.) R.Knuth; Androsace rotundifolia var. macrocalyx Watt; Androsace rotundifolia var. parviflora (Jacq. ex Duby) R.Knuth; Androsace rotundifolia var. pusilla R.Knuth; Androsace rotundifolia var. stacheyi Watt; Androsace rotundifolia var. thomsonii Watt; Androsace thomsonii (G.Watt) Y.J.Nasir; Primula parviflora (Jacq. ex Duby) Kuntze (Unresolved));
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Round-leaf rock jasmine;
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Perennial herb with pubescent-villous stems; leaves reniform-codate with crenate-dentate margin on 36 cm long petiole; flowers white to pink, in umbels, on 1-3 cm long pedicel, elongating in fruit; calyx lobes with toothed apex; corolla lobes emarginate at tip; capsule globose, included in calyx.
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Chamba higher reaches – id al110811:  here are some more id’s from higher altitudes in Chamba
Location Chamba
Altitude 3000 mts

Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 3 – 4 inches

…. actually This plant is growing all around in Kalatope too at an altitude of 2100 mts too…

the difference in inflorescence and the color of leaves kind of fazed me… Actually at the place where I found it (at 3000mts) this was the only plant of this species I found… so I guess it might have some problem propagating around there… maybe due to cold or whatever reason… but as for pollination .. it should not be the problem since there are a lot of butterflies and bees which I noticed there on the flowers.. And soon you’ll see the sample of all the flowers I found at even higher altitudes (at 14000 feet) 🙂


Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa, whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.   

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.


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Can this plant be Androsace rotundifolia
Kindly confirm the species identification
Date: 15th May 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 1930 meters asl
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 20-50 cms

Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa, whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.   

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.


It seems you seem to have mixed up flowers with the shrub. The flowers belong to Androsace, leaves would help in fixing species. From flowering season I suspect A. rotundifolia.


I just realised that my attachments do not match the title of my email. I attached only one image. Here is the second one which I think is the same flower from a bit closer up where the leaves may be a bit more distinguishable.


Leaves are not visible but it should be same, Androsace rotundifolia


This one was also taken the same day & same place. The plant is almost flushed to the ground (as you can perhaps make out from the few blades of grass). The flowers are about half an inch across. Another picture I have is attached.


Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa, whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.   

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.


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Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (inc. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight: Primulaceae-Androsace rotundifolia from Kashmir-GSJUN-5 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3). Androsace rotundifolia Hardw. in Asiat. Res. 6:350. 1799. Perennial herb with pubescent-villous stems; leaves reniform-codate with crenate-dentate margin on 36 cm long petiole; flowers white to pink, in umbels, on 1-3 cm long pedicel, elongating in fruit; calyx lobes with toothed apex; corolla lobes emarginate at tip; capsule globose, included in calyx. Photographed from Pahalgam, Kashmir


Superb images of beautiful flowers.. thanks Sir..


Androsace rotundifolia Hardw. in Asiat. Res. 6:350. 1799.
Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa,
whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.  
 
These images show sufficient detail to suggest this is subsp. rotundifolia due to the calyx lobes being incised – though cannot see if there is fully glandular-pubescent. 

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.



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Androsace rotundifolia from Himachal [Kullu, 2700 m asl]

Beautiful.

Androsace rotundifolia: Primulaceae

Distinguished by its rounded, deeply lobed, long stalking basal leaves and its lax umbel of long stalked pink flowers with leafy calyx longer than corolla. Petals notched.

Leaves with blade usually 1.5-2 cm across, with rounded, toothed lobes (Nicely seen here)


Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa, whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.   
Nice photos showing sufficient detail to suggest this is subsp. rotundifolia – note the incised calyx lobes.

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.



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Sharing one more set of  photographs taken during Sar Pass trek. (Photos taken by my friend Mr Avinash Mujumdar). Family: Primulaceae


Can be Androsace rotundifolia


Yes Androsace rotundifolia.


Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa, whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.   
Photos show sufficient detail to suggest this is subsp. rotundifolia – note the incised calyx lobes.

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.



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Androsace rotundifolia? ABAPR01/22 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I took a different mountain path yesterday on my walk and was rewarded with this beautiful bunch. I think this is the Roundleaf Rock Jasmine. The red or yellow centres are almost perfect pentagons but the red one is better delineated in photograph. The stalks and leaves are hairy. Please advise
Androsace rotundifolia (Roundleaf Rock Jasmine)
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m approx.

17 April 2015


nice find.. i agree with the alpine garden soc write ups and experience, this is set of pictures indeed are
the PrimulaceaeAndrosace rotundifolia


Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa, whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.   
Lovely shots again showing sufficient detail to suggest this is subsp. rotundifolia – note the incised calyx lobes.

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.


I found this Androsace on the same walk on Saturday (1.5.17). The flowers were smaller (8-10mm across) and deeper in hue than those of the plants I photographed last year. It could very well be one of the variations Chris mentioned in his message last year. The sepals are smaller though not by much than the petals and I am not sure if this qualifies as var. glandulosa. Please advise.

A. rotundifolia var.?
Above Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
1850m
29 April 2017
Attachments (3)


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For ID210609ET : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1). I took this flower picture, while trekking to Jalori pass at Great Himalayan National Park on May13, 2009.
Kindly give ID.


This could be Androsace rotundifolia from Primulaceae Family.


Thanks, … I don’t think it’s Androsace rotundifolia. See the link: http://images.google.co.in/images?hl=en&q=Androsace%20rotundifolia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi
But myself also not finding the correct species.

…, Do you have any other views, pictures etc. of this species as leaves, stalks etc. are not clear? If so pl. attach them in your reply to this mail. What may be the height of the place?


Yes, this looks like what I understand to be Androsace rotundifoliaPlease note this is an exceedingly variable plant with several varieties having been recognised in the past.  Nasir in Primulaceae (Flora of Pakistan) recognised two subspecies: rotundifolia & glandulosa, whilst var. thomsonii he elevated to a separate species (which is found in Ladakh, Baltistan and other parts of N.Pakistan near Tibetan border.   

Stewart found the species to be everywhere in Kashmir from 1500-3000m.  Flowers of the Himalaya say open slopes, very common in W.Himalaya.  Collet found it on rocks & banks at Shimla & Mushobra.  



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in Dharamshala, HP- about 2500 mtrs- Aug’09?; ID Required – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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at Great Himalayan National Park base camp, on 10th May, 09; in Dharamshala, HP at a height of about 2500 mtrs- Aug’09?; Pahalgam on June 21, 2010; Fwd: Re-sending pics for Identification – indiantreepix | Google Groups For ID 310509 ET107 – indiantreepix | Google Groups Androsace rotundifolia from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups


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