VoF Week :: Polygonatum verticillatum at Valley of Flowers: Polygonatum verticillatum (L.) All. … (family: Asparagaceae)
2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowersabout 11000 – 12000 ft

Important Medicinal Plant… We could get its flowers also, will share soon




VoF Week: ASPARAGACEAE – Polygonatum verticillatum (L.) All.: Polygonatum verticillatum (L.) All., Fl. Pedem. 1: 131 (1785).

Family Asparagaceae
Distribution: Widespread – Europe to China
Present pic from Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand



VoF Week: Polygonatum verticillatum from Govindghat Ghangriya Trek and Valley:  

Polygonatum verticillatum from Govindghat Ghangriya Trek and Valley
Plant posted here are shot from two different places
Hope both are Same
Local name is Maida. This is a plant in Ashtakwarg

Yes …

year this will have an appropriate name.




SK1912 13 May 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 700 kb each.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 2391 m.
Date: 8 May 2019
Habit : Wild 
Polygonatum cirrhifolium (Wall.) Royle ??

I think more closer to images at Polygonatum verticillatum (L.) All.  

Thank you. 
Attachments (4)  

Enclosing images and text from Stainton for further verification.

Attachments (4)  

Enclosing Comment on FB page from Aaron.
… The cirrhose or curved leaf tip is a common feature on many of the verticillate Polygonatum. It is present in stewartianum, kingianum, cirrhifolium, and many others. What needs to be looked at is the chromosome number and molecular placement of samples throughout the Himalaya. There are polyploids with different base numbers of x=14 and x =15, and then many different habitat preferences and morphology.




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.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.