SK127OCT042016:ID : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (15)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at the Chandragiri Hill Kathmandu on 19 September 2016 at 8200 ft.
Apiaceae ??

Pl. check comparative images at Apiaceae if you can find a match.

Guess is it matching with Pimpinella diversifolia DC. (accepted name) ??? 


Inserting some specimen pics. Attachments (13)


Thanks, … Why the leave look different in specimen pics. compared to your initial images ?

I guess that is the apex tender leaf ! Sending other pics! Attachments (2)

Acronema paniculatum (Franch.) H. Wolff (accepted name) ???
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=200015333  ??

Does not match with the illustration at http://img.plantphoto.cn/imgf/b/1228834

Such a difficult plant for ID !

Most likely to be some Pimpinella species.

Pimpinella diversifolia DC. ??

Attachments (1) – 1 Mb- book scan

Yes, to me also appears to match with the specimen.

Thank you …! Nepali Name : भोके फूल Bhoke Phool

Is it matching with the post in efi site? Please include these images also if ID is correct !

Yes- appears to match as per Pimpinella diversifolia


Pimpinella diversifolia DC. : 8 posts by 1 author. 8 images-5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2400m.
Habitat  : Wild


Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K. 201211 SRANA 01:  Request for Identification

Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 28th July 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2300 meters asl.
Plant height: 30-50 cms
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb

I hope Heracleum canescens

Can this plant be Chaerophyllum aromaticum
Family: Apiaceae
Link for clue

Attaching the pics of the plant. The plant used by locals in folk medicine preparation.

Yes Heracleum canescens

Please see my post from Chakrata

Does not seem to match with either Heracleum canescens Lindl. or any other species of Heracleum available in efi so far.
May be some other genus.

Pimpinella diversifolia DC.


SK 2821 04 November 2020 : 6 images- very high resolution.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2800m.
Habitat  : Wild
Pimpinella sp. ?? Pimpinella urceolata Watt ex Banerji ??

I think it looks different from Pimpinella urceolata as per GBIF specimen
Pl. try other species.

Do you think this is Pimpinella sp., …?  I checked all listed in Nepal. Also does not look like matching with P. diversifolia !

Yes, appears to be Pimpinella or related genus.

Pimpinella atropurpurea C.Y.Wu ex R.H.Shan & F.T.Pu ?

Could not find any images on the net or any specimens at GBIF.
Description looks different as per Flora of China.

As per Flora of China:
Basal petioles 2–13 cm; blade ternate, leaflets ovate-cordate, 1.5–6 × 1–5 cm, margins coarsely serrate, rarely simple or 1-pinnate. Cauline leaves reduced upwards, 1-pinnate or 3-lobed, lobes narrow, lanceolate, often lacerate.

OK …!


Images by Gurcharan Singh – validation by Narain Singh Chauhan, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



Pimpinella diversifolia from Kashmir, pl. validate-GSOCT05 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
Perhaps Pimpinella diversifolia, photographed from Tapiana Sahib, Sialkot (Shalkote), near Baramulla Kashmir, alt approx 1800 m.
please validate

Of course it looks very close to P.diversifolia, but for clarity & confirmation, photograph should cover branches with leaves along with the umbels.


SK 3118 08 November 2021: 9 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1695m.
Date: 14 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Apiaceae …. ???

Could not find a match as per comparative images at Apiaceae.
What are the species listed in the area?

Pimpinella inundata (Farille & Malla) P.K.Mukh. & Constance ??

I think it looks different as per GBIF specimens- one and two.

I feel it may be close to Pimpinella diversifolia.

I guess you are right Dr. Rai. I have noticed plenty of variation in leaf shape.


SK 3123 09 November 2021: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1695m.
Date: 14 August 2021 
Habit : Wild 
Apiaceae .. ??
Same as efi thread. ??

Oenanthe javanica (Blume) de Candolle ??

I think it looks different as per images at Oenanthe javanica (Blume) DC.

What are the species listed in the area?

No Oenanthe is listed !

Pimpinella inundata (Farille & Malla) P.K.Mukh. & Constance ??

I think it looks different as per GBIF specimens- one and two.

I think Pimpinella diversifolia, as per discussions at SK 3118 08 November 2021

Yes … !



References: The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  GRIN  Flora of China  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  IIIM (Specimen)  India Biodiversity Portal  PFAF

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