ID 041310SB02 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Mana Village, Near Badrinath
Date: 13th May 2009

This plant is Piptanthus nepalensis [Fabaceae] . Synonyms: Baptisia nepalensis, Piptanthus bicolor, Thermopsis laburnifolia.

large climbing shrub with bright yellow flowers
seen clearly thru mist
seen growing commonly a few kilometers from garibans
singalila national park
second week of april

I think it could be Piptanthus nepalensis and let me clear it is not a climber. It is hardy perennial semi-evergreen shrub common inside Quercus semecarpifolia and Abies spectabilis forest above 2500-3500m asl in Himalaya.

Many thanks for the id


VOF Week 280812_DS_09:
Posting the pic of this tree – no flowers seen, can only fruits identify the tree? on the way to VOF, 14 August’12.

Piptanthes nepalensis. It is only a shrub.



VoF Week: Piptanthes nepalensis from way to Ghangriya:
Piptanthes nepalensis from way to Ghangriya

Thanks… for this ID and upload. It was uploaded earlier also in this episode, I was about to suggest Laburnum but held back as leaves are totally green in this plant. Thanks forsolving the mystery.

Thanks to … He identified this in another upload


Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Shrub for id :: Valley of Flowers:: NS OCT 135/135 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Though the pics are poor, any identification clues are requested for this tall shrub, recorded from near entrance of valley of flowers, Uttrakhand..

Piptanthus nepalensis (Fabaceae).

SK309JAN09-2016:ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 9000 ft.
Date: 26 July 2014

Please see for Piptanthes nepalensis….!!

Thank you …!  Piptanthus nepalensis (Hook.) D.Don (accepted name)
Nepali Names : सुगा फूल Suga Phool / सिकसिके Sikasike

Piptanthus nepalensis (Hook.)D.Don : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Cultivated


SK1214 18 JUNE 2018 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Sandakphu, India
Date: 14 May 2018
Altitude: 11000 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Piptanthus nepalensis (Hook.)D.Don  ???

A shrub for ID from Bhutan_AS_July_2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Please help in identification of the shrub. Details are as follows:
Location: Chelela pass, Bhutan at 3810 meters.
Type: Shrub. Approximate height of the plant 5-6 feet.
Date: June 2018.
Images were taken by Aditya Kanwal.

Pl. check

Piptanthus sp

Thanks, …, for the initial id.

Saw this small sized tree on the way to VOF just at the start of the trail near Ghangaria, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID.

Appears to be some Fabaceae member

Thank you … for the lead. This resembles Piptanthus nepalensis on the efi site.

Thanks, … It is nice to see id’s from you.


Piptanthus nepalensis (Hook.) D. Don,: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Dhorpatan, Baglung, Nepal 
Date: 31May 2023
Elevation: 2900 m.

Habit : Wild



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