Small leaved trailing bellflower;


VoF Week: Cyananthus microphyllus from main Valley of Flowers:
Cyananthus microphyllus from main Valley of Flowers
Pls validate

Beautifully captured, and a wonderful flower. Yes Cyananthus microphyllus for sure.
I was wondering why nobody has seen it this time.

Yes …, we had seen this. Will post shortly.

Yes it is cyanathus microphyllus



VOF Week: Cyanathus microphyllus from the valley:
This one was again shot from the valley, this is Cyanathus
……. pleasse validate….

Again wonderful Shots. Yes Cyanathus microphyllus

VOF Week: Cyananthus sp- C1 at VoF:
Cyananthus sp- C1 (Family: Campanulaceae ) at VoF.

Cyananthus microphyllus if associated leaves belong to it.

This is C. microphyllus.


VOF Week: Cyananthus sp- C3 (Family:Campanulaceae ) at VoF:
Cyananthus sp- C3 (Family:Campanulaceae ) at VoF.

I hope Cyananthus lobatus

It may be Cynanthus microphyllus or Cynanthus integer, But habit need to be check??

Good to know that there is another species growing in the area.

Thanks … I was not aware of this third sp (i.e Cynanthus integer).

like cyanathus interger.

Densely hairy throat indicate it as Cyananthus microphyllus. This species has variability in leaf width, more commonly leaves are narrower.


Cyananthus microphyllus Edgew. And its enemy From Uttarakhand : Attachments (4). 9 posts by 8 authors.

Cyananthus microphyllus Edgew. (Campanulaceae) is a common but beautiful alpine herb. Many times thousands of flowers can be seen on the ground surface making a floral carpet in alpine zones.
Species of this genus Cyananthus develop hirsute hairs on the outer surface of calyx which, in addition to other role (not known to me) also meant for repelling insects since developing fruits are contained in persistent calyx.
In the fourth picture a caterpillar is visible eating only soft succulent and glabrous corolla part leaving hairy calyx.
Here photographed in Nilkanth valley near Badrinath, Uttarakhand.

Very beautiful photographs of an eye catching plant with nice description.

Another very beautiful herb recorded from Valley of Flowers.. this is a delight to watch..
Cyanathus microphyllus…

Good photograph showing the characters for identification

Yes, it makes a floral carpet in alpine meadows.


Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Fortnight: Campanulaceae : Cyananthus microphyllus at VoF : PKA33 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Cyananthus microphyllus (Family: Campanulaceae) at VoF.


Cyananthus microphyllus from Uttarakhand: Sep. 2014_DSR_7 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Cyananthus microphyllus Edgew. (Campanulaceae) photographed above Vedni Bugyal, Uttarakhand. 

A beautiful herb.. thanks …

Cyananthus microphyllus (Campanulaceae) from Uttarakhand: Sep. 2014_DSR_24 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Cyananthus microphyllus Edgew. (Campanulaceae) photographed above Vedni Bugyal (Chamoli) Uttarakhand. 3900m altitude.

Nice image … thanks

Kailas Manasarovar Route::Cyananthus incanus NSJ-SEP 16/05 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Cyananthus incanus for validation. Seen at Chhiyalekh Valley of flowers on the way to Gunji on KM Route. Altitude 11000 feet Approx.

C. incanus is not known in Uttarakhand.
To me it appears as C. microphyllus. Pl compare with: /species/a—l/c/campanulaceae/cyananthus/cyananthus-microphyllus


Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Fortnight: Campanulaceae :Cynanthus integer? at VoF : PKA35: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Cynanthus integerat VoF (Family:Campanulaceae).

Nice one …

This appears to be Cyananthus lobatus Wall. ex Benth. as per images herein.

Sorry. It should be Cyananthus microphyllus Edgew.  as per images herein.


Herb from Badrinath : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Prostrate herb with small lanceolate leaves and large showy blue flowers

Cyananthus microphyllus..  


from valley, Uttaranchal- 26/7/08; on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.);

Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb50 for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Flowers from valley – indiantreepix | Google Groups



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