Leontopodium alpinum Colm. ex Cass. (Images by Prashant Awale (ID by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by Gurcharan Singh) (Please link on links to see details and more images))



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Leontopodium himalayanum DC. (Narendra Joshi (Validation by D S Rawat), Inserted by Gurcharan Singh (please click links to see details and more images))


Leontopodium jacotianum Beauverd (Images by Balkar Singh (Id by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 


Leontopodium monocephalum Edgew. (Images by D S Rawat (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 


Leontopodium nanum (Hook. fil. & Thomson) Hand.-Mazz. (Afghanistan to Mongolia and W. & Central China: Afghanistan, China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Inner Mongolia, Kirgizstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO)


Leontopodium ochroleucum Beauverd

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Leontopodium stracheyi (Hook. fil.) C. B. Cl. ex Hemsl. (Himalaya to China (Sichuan, NW. Yunnan): China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Qinghai, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO)


BSI Flora of India with details & keys (Volume 13- 1995) (Distribution):
Leontopodium brachyactis Gaud. (W. Himalayas, 2670 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh; Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, W. Tibet and China)
Leontopodium haastioides (Hand.- Mazz.) Hand. – Mazz. (India: E. Himalayas, 5000 – 6000 m. Sikkim; Nepal, Bhutan and S. Tibet)
Leontopodium himalayanum DC. (India: W. Himalayas, common on open moist alpine slopes and near snow line, 3000 – 5000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh; Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and W. China)
Leontopodium jacotianum P. Beauv. (India: Himalayas, common in alpine meadows and open stony slopes, 3500 – 5000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim; Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tibet and S.W. China)
Leontopodium leontopodinum (DC.) Hand. – Mazz. (A Eurasiatic species of Leontopodium reported from Western Himalayas between 3000 – 5500 m)- Excluded.
Leontopodium monocephalum Edgew. (India: Himalayas, common on open moist boulders, 3350 – 5400 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim; Pakistan and Nepal)
Leontopodium nanum (Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B . Clarke) Hand.- Mazz. (India: Himalayas, connnon on rocky, alpine slopes, meadows and along streams, 3000 – 4600 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim; Nepal, Afghanistan, Pamir Hills, Tibet and China)
Leontopodium stracheyi  (Hook.f.) C.B. Clarke ex Hemsley (India: Restricted to Kumaon region of W. Himalayas, commonly found in medows, 3835 m. Uttar Pradesh (Surajkund, Gori Valley, Kuthi, Nipcbang Valley in Darma, Garbyang, Tola and Dhauli Valley of Pithoragarh District); Nepal, Tibet and China)
   subsp. alpinum (India: Alpine Himalayas, commonly found in rocky crevices and slopes, 3500 – 6000 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh)
   subsp. nivale (Ten.) Tutin (India: Himalayas; Yugoslavia, S.W. Bulgaria and Europe) (synonym of Leontopodium nivale (Ten.) Huet ex Hand.-Mazz.)


Leontopodium jacotianum BEAUVERD


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Leontopodium himalayanum Leontopodium himalayanum var. himalayanum Asteraceae Himalayan Edelweiss
Leontopodium jacotianum Leontopodium jacotianum var. gurhwalense, Leontopodium jacotianum var. jacotianum Asteraceae Edelweiss
Leontopodium monocephalum Leontopodium evax, Leontopodium fimbrilliferum Asteraceae Single-Head Edelweiss
Leontopodium nanum   Asteraceae Tiny Edelweiss


Leontopodium brachyactis Gandoger (Pakistan, India, W. Xizang, Nepal to China)
Leontopodium jacotianum Beauv. (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Xizang, Mynamar and China)
Leontopodium leontopodinum (DC.) Hand.-Mazz. (Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia)
Leontopodium linearifolium Hand.-Mazz. (Xizang, China, Kashmir (?))
Leontopodium monocephalum Edgew. (Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bhutan)
Leontopodium nanum (Hook.f. & Thomson ex C. B. Clarke) Hand.-Mazz. (Xizang, Nepal, China, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Leontopodium pusillum (Beauv.) Hand.-Mazz. (Kashmir, Xizang)


Leontopodium brachyactis Gand. (Afghanistan, W. Tibet, Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal))
Leontopodium haastioides Hand.-Mazz. (Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), S. Tibet)
Leontopodium himalayanum DC. (Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), Tibet, W. China)
Leontopodium jacotianum Beauverd (Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), Burma, S.W. China (Yunnan))
Leontopodium monocephalum Edgew. (Karakoram, Himalaya (Kashmir to Sikkim))
Leontopodium nanum (Hook. f. & Thomson ex C. B. Clarke) Hand.-Mazz. (Afghanistan, Pamir, Himalaya, Tibet, W. China)
Leontopodium stracheyi (Hook. f.) C. B. Clarke ex Hemsl. (Himalaya (Kumaun to Bhutan), Tibet, W. China)

Leontopodium brachyactis Gandoger [India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan].
Leontopodium haastioides Handel-Mazzetti [Bhutan, India (Sikkim), Nepal].
Leontopodium himalayanum Candolle [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan].
Leontopodium jacotianum Beauverd [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan].
Leontopodium junpeianum Kitamura [Kashmir]. (Syn: Leontopodium linearifolium Handel-Mazzetti) (? is a synonym of Leontopodium conglobatum (Turcz.) Hand.-Mazz.)
Leontopodium leontopodioides (Willdenow) Beauverd [Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia].
Leontopodium monocephalum Edgeworth [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan].
Leontopodium nanum (J. D. Hooker & Thomson ex C. B. Clarke) Handel-Mazzetti [Afghanistan, India, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan].
Leontopodium ochroleucum Beauverd [India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia].


Pl. go through Leontopodium page (Asteraceae (Compositae)) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by … & myself).

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