Christolea crassifolia Cambess., Voy. Inde 17 1841. (Syn: Christolea afghanica (Rech.f.) Rech.f.; Christolea crassifolia var. pamirica (Korsh.) Korsh.; Christolea incisa O.E.Schulz; Christolea pamirica Korsh.; Ermania crassifolia (Cambess.) Ovcz. & Junussov; Ermania pamirica (Korsh.) Ovcz. & Junussov; Koelzia afghanica Rech. f.; Parrya ramosissima Franch.);
Wild herb for ID (03/07/2011 NSJ-01):
A wild herb for ID
Location – Nubra Valley – Near Diskit, Ladakh, (roadside)
Perhaps Christolea crassifolia, but lower leaves needed for confirmation
Came across this herb near “Chushul”, Ladakh.
Date/Time: 14-09-2011 / 12:20PM
Enclosing link from Eflora of China.
first two Christolea crassifolia but third one looks different
I think same, the third seems to be mostly in fruit
Four petalled flowers… are so uncannily like the dogwood of north american forests… pic 1270… is it fruits as …. suggested?
Yes …. This plant was in its fruiting stage. I was fortunate to get few flowers. Probably end of flowering season for this plant.
Brassicaceae week: Plant for ID SMP1 09/11/2012:
Himalayan flower Jun 2009 Is it Christolea?
A small herb with white flowers near Kibber Spiti valley HP
Flowers 1-2 cm
Yes … you are right
Brassicaceae Week :: PKA5-140911 :: Christolea crassifolia at Chushul, Ladakh:
Thanks … for this precious upload. I have collected a lot between 1970 o 1975, but no photographs. Wish digital photography had come 40 years earlier. Now I can’t even able to reach and photograph species which I had named myself.
Christolea crassifolia- (Set-2)– at Pangong, Ladakh- July-PKA-19: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Christolea crassifolia- (Set-1)– at Pangong, Ladakh- July-PKA-18 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
I had seen this herb near Pangong lake. I had observed plants with white flowers as well as little pinkish flowers..
Marvelous pictures, …
You are reminding me of Ladakh again and again …
SK94SEP10-1016:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Gurudwara Patthar sahib Leh on 20 August 2014 at 12000 ft.
You will find it here in comparative images: Brassicaceae
I think it’s Christolea crassifolia Cambess. as per comparative images at Brassicaceae
Christolea crassifolia (Brassicaceae)
SK648 15 JUL-2017:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Chhoser, Upper Mustang, Nepal
Date: 10 April 2017 2017
Altitude: 12400 ft.
Not yet flowering still trying for ID.
Looks like Portulaca… but pubescence make me think otherwise..
This is almost certainly Brassicaceae, I guess Christolea crassifolia.
To me also appear close to images at
PLANT FOR ID 122 SMP JUN 09 Spiti – indiantreepix | Google Groups
flora of cold desert:
I think this is Christolea crassifolia Cambess., as per images and details herein.
This was on the banks of the Pangong tso.
Yes, close to images at Christolea crassifolia