S-Tibet, China (NW-Yunnan), India, Pakistan (Chitral, Swat, Hazara, Murree, Pakistani Punjab), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin), Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;

Hackelia uncinata from Kashmir:
Hackelia uncinata (Benth.) C.E.C.Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 298 1932.
Syn: Cynoglossum uncinatum Benth.; Lappula uncinata (Benth.) C.E.C. Fisch.; Paracaryum glochidiatum (A. DC.) Benth. & Hook. f.
Perennial herb with elliptic-ovate 5-10 cm long leaves, bluish flowers with corolla scales broader than long. and winged nutlets with 2 mm long appendages. Photographed from Khillenmarg, Kashmir.


Boraginaceae Week: Hackelia uncinata from Paddar valley J&K:

Bot. name: Hackelia uncinata
Location: Paddar valley J&K.
Altitude: 2500 meters asl


Boraginaceae Week: Hackelia uncinata (Royle ex Benth.) Fischer from Khillenmarg, Kashmir:
Hackelia uncinata (Royle ex Benth.) Fischer in Kew Bull. 1932. 298. 1932.

Syn: Paracaryum glochidiatum (A. DC.) Benth.; Lappula uncinata (Royle ex Benth.) Fischer; Hackelia glochidiata (A. DC)
Smaller plant usually up to 70 cm tall with ellptic ovate lower leaves, not cordate at base, up to 10 cm long, pubescent on lower surface rough hairy on upper; flowers bluish, up to 9 mm across; throat scales broader than long;
Photographed from Khillenmarg, Kashmir

VoF Week : MN 020912-Hackelia uncinata:
Hackelia uncinata
Valley of Flowers

VoF : Plant for ID :: RDS 050912:
Clicked this plant in Valley of Flowers National Park on 14th August 2012, ID help appreciated.

My post at efi thread is pending for ID too.

Leaves should help, but perhaps Hackelia unicinata

Yes, this should be Hackelia uncinata…..

VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 – 0329 :: conical fruited borage at Valley of Flowers:
2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowersabout 10000 ft
Habitat: along forest path on mountain slope
Habit: herb, (seems like a climber) about 1 – 1.5 m high, long and wiry flowering stem rising from axils; flower about 5 – 7 mm across; fruit about 2 – 3 mm across this fruit bears some resemblance to that posted in efi thread, however, here the soft spines are shorter; the fruit looks conspicuously triangular even from a metre’s distance.

Perhaps Hackelia uncinata

VoF Week: Hackelia uncinata from Valley:
Hackelia uncinata from Valley
Pls validate

Yes … You could have made it brighter in photoshop

Yes Sir After VoF Month I will process pics


VOF Week: Hackelia uncinata from the valley and vicinity..:
This one is I hope Hackelia uncinata… shot from various places in and around the valley…validation/correction required…

Yes … Very good photographs.

Many thanks… for sharing this plant, thanks to … for the ID.
Thus my plant at efi thread is certainly Hackelia uncinata.
Would the blue flex-spined fruit be a key to Hackelia uncinata ?

Would like to bring another post to notice with a bit larger fruit with similar blue spines (these too a bit longer) … efi thread
My query of blue flex-spined fruit being a key will get clarified, if both the plants posted are Hackelia uncinata.

Boraginaceae sp- FMN-4—— at VoF:
Seen this Boraginaceae sp at VoF. Could this be Hackelia uncinata??
Flowers around 1 to 1.4cm across.

Yes …

VOF Week: Boraginaceae sp- FMN-8 & FMN-10 (Hackelia uncinata ??) at VoF:
Could this be Hackelia uncinata??

I think yes

VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 – 0809 :: striking fruit of borage at Valley of Flowers:
2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers about 11100 ft
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: herb, about 1 m high; long flowering stems; flower about 8 – 10 mm across; fruit about 5 -7 mm
… same day, another place in the Valley, at 10:14 AM

Perhaps Hackelia uncinata

A reply from another thread: efi thread:
“Yes, this should be Hackelia uncinata…..

Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: large herb, about 1 – 1.5 m high, many slender branches from base; flower about 10 – 12 mm across
… regret did not check the nutlets

May be Myosotis caespitosa, but not very sure.

I think this may be Hackelia uncinata.

In my opinion also this should be Hackelia uncinata….

Yes I think … and … are right

Many thanks …, … and …
Want to compare three posts with probable ID of Hackelia uncinata.
While my observations point to differences, in fact they could be just acceptable variations.


VoF Week : MN 020912-Hackelia uncinata:
Hackelia uncinata
Valley of Flowers

Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb28 for Id- JM : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).

Perhaps Paracaryum glochidiatum

Paracaryum glochidiatum Benth. & Hook.f. Gen. Pl. 2(2): 850. 1876

Requesting ID (VoF)6 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Picture taken in Valley of Flowers, Uttaranchal, altitude around 3600 mtrs. Very cold climate mostly covered with snow. Pic. taken in June 2006

Can it be a species of Primula, the yellow flowers in the background are of Oxalis

Main plant Paracaryum glochidiatum. some yellow flowers in background belong to Ranunculus.


Another Boraginaceae ABAUG2016/15 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Photographed two separate plants thinking of them as same species. Please correct me if I made a mistake. Is it a borage?
On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2600m approx.
31 July 2016

Hackelia uncinata (Benth.) C.E.C.Fisch. as per images herein.

Thank you … Id does appear to be so. I will have another look at the plant tomorrow if the rain does not hinder my plans to hike in the mountains.

Saw this Boraginaceae member near Ghangaria, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID. Is this Hackelia uncinata?

Hackelia uncinatum (Benth.) C. E. C. Fischer ??

Thanks … for confirming the ID.

Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appear close to images at Hackelia uncinata


Catalogue of Life (Hackelia uncinatum (Benth.) C. E. C. Fischer) GBIF (high resolution specimens)  The Plant List