VOF Week: Climber for ID — along “Govindghat-Ghangaria route”:
Seen this climber along Govindghat-Ghangaria route.
Date/Time: 10-08-2012 / 11:30AM.

Polygonatum sp may be Polygonatum cirrhifolium????

This could be Polygonatum cirrhifolium!

Yes Polygonatum cirrhifolium

Please find some pics for validation of Polygonatum cirrhifolium (Wall.) Royle, recorded from Mussoorie..
The flower pics are pending in our database..

Very nice images of the true Polygonatum cirrhifolium



Polygonatum cirrhifolium (Wall.) Royle: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Dunai, Dolpa,  Nepal
Altitude:  2200m.
Date: 17 June 1022
Habit : Wild 

Polygonatum cirrhifolium (Wall.) Royle : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10) – AROUND 550 KB EACH.
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2511 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild

For the time being, I will go for Polygonatum verticillatum rather than Polygonatum cirrhifolium as per images herein.

For the time being Polygonatum verticillatum. will have to work for that plant. I know what some of the species included under P. verticillatum are, but these white and green flowered plants I still do not completely know. It could be P. leptophyllum, but I think of that as a smaller plant without cirrhose leaf tips.

I did not find P. leptophyllum listed for Nepal.

I am still confused about the ID of this sp.

In my concepts of the species and the molecular lineages of these verticillate-leaved species I would say that this plant is closest in appearance to P. fuscum, which was described from Yunnan, China. But, I’ll add that the molecular data did not put these species with maculate perianths all into a single clade. Some are large plants, some are small, some are more cirrhose, some have blue fruits vs red, and some are fragrant. Most occur at higher elevations in the mountains. In some populations the perianth is greenish to white, and sometimes pink, but always with darker spots at least on the lobes. I think in some older treatments as far back as Hooker, this form would be found under P. fargesii. Polygonatum fargesii was described from present-day Chongqing Province near the Shaanxi Province border and is probably part of this group of species. 
This group is a real taxonomic nightmare that requires extensive sampling from Nepal eastward to Central China to really sort out and understand the problems.