Pentasachme wallichii Wight, Contr. Bot. India 60 1834. ;

by D S Rawat & Nidhan Singh (Id by D S Rawat) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
on the links)



Pentasachme wallichii Wight is a small hanging herb growing near waterfalls, streams. Not common in Uttarakhand.
There was a long discussion on Pentasachme in eFI earlier
Photographed near Birthi, Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand).

I have also added the list of Indian species of Pentasachme in eFI.

Thanks …, this perhaps grows under waterfalls only..I got this in Gori valley…




Gori Valley Tour 2012: Pentasacme sp. for identification : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (10)
This very interesting taxon was shot on way from Chokori to Munsiyar on October 3, 2012….
this has a peculiar habitat.. we observed this only under water falls at a few places… this herb has pendant branches and downward facing flowers….
will be happy to have more information..

I think Pentasacme pulcherrima

A similar plant has been posted by … as Pentasachme wallichii Wight at Pentasachme wallichii Wight (Asclepiadaceae) from Uttarakhand: Aug.2014_DSR_2
Pl. clarify the correct Id.

Pentasachme wallichii to me. Please compare with type specimen:
P.wallichii is the only species in this genus known in Uttarakhand.


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