Sibbaldianthe bifurca subsp. orientalis (Juz.) Kurtto & T.Erikss., Ann. Bot. Fenn. 40(2): 139 (2003). (Syn: Potentilla bifurca var. glabrata Lehm.; Potentilla bifurca var. major Ledeb.; Potentilla bifurca subsp. orientalis (Juz.) Soj k; Potentilla bifurca subsp. semiglabra (Juz.) Vorosch.; Potentilla orientalis Juz.; Potentilla semiglabra Juz.; Schistophyllidium bifurcum subsp. orientale Juz. ex Soják; Schistophyllidium bifurcum subsp. semiglabrum Juz. ex Soják; Schistophyllidium orientale (Juz.) Ikonn.; Sibbaldianthe orientalis (Soják) Mosyakin & Shiyan; Sibbaldianthe semiglabra (Soják) Mosyakin & Shiyan);  
China (Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shanxi,
Xinjiang), Siberia (C-Siberia), Russian Far East, Mongolia, Northern Caucasus,
Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus
(introduced), Afghanistan (Badakshan, Wakhan, Baghlan, Bamyan, Kunar / Nuristan,
Laghman, Parwan), Pakistan (Chitral), Pakistani Kashmir (Astor, Gilgit,
Baltistan), Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh, Rupshu, Kashmir), N-India, Nepal
as per Catalogue of Life;
 

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Rosaceae Week- Potentilla bifurca??:  Seen this prostrate herb with small yellow flowers near “Chusul” Ladakh.

I think this could be Potentilla bifurca? Pl. Validate the ID.
Date/Time: 14-09-2011 / 12:45PM
Location: Near Chusul, Ladakh, (Altitude: Approx: 14400ft).
Habitat: Wild, (Found in sandy soil near a flowing water stream)
Plant Habit; Herb


Our plant is P. bifurca var. major (syn: P. bifurca subsp. orientalis of Fl. Pak) characterised by leaf surface being appressed (and not spreading) pilose and  leaflet tip being entire, they are 2-fid at tip in var. bifurca.


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Rosaceae week : Potentilla from Spiti:  I think I had posted this earlier too. Plant observed in Spiti.
This Potentila species is either Potentilla microphylla-or Potentilla anserina.
Please confirm. Sorry no other views taken.


Check for Potentilla bifurca.


Yes this could be P. bifurca only, Our plant is P. bifurca var. major (syn: P. bifurca subsp. orientalis of Fl. Pak) characterised by leaflet tip being entire, they 2-fid at tip in var. bifurca. Both your plant and that of …. are same.
P. anserina has alternate large and small leaflets, and lots of stolons
P. microphylla numerous small, close and pinnatifid-toothed.

One more gross observation: Large gaps between the petals so that a lot of calyx is visible through it. (This can be kept in mind while searching for other given characters if somebody is going to visit similar area in future)


 

PLANT FOR ID 117 SMP JUN 09 Lahaul- Spiti:  I checked in Concise flowers of Himalaya …. this appears to be
Potentilla microphylla or Potentilla anserina ?


This Potentilla species I have not been able to place even from descriptions in various books available with me. Entire imbricated leaves are characteristic of this plant.


A reply from another thread:

“Yes this could be P. bifurca only, Our plant is P. bifurca var. major (syn: P. bifurca subsp. orientalis of Fl. Pak) characterised by leaflet tip being entire, they 2-fid at tip in var. bifurca. Both your plant and that of … are same.
P. anserina has alternate large and small leaflets, and lots of stolons
P. microphylla numerous small, close and pinnatifid-toothed. ” from ….
“One more gross observation : Large gaps between the petals so that a lot of calyx is visible through it.(This can be kept in mind while searching for other given characters if somebody is going to visit similar area in future) ” from …

 

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SK16JUN27-2016:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Enclosing some pictures for identification.
Location : Pangong Tso
Altitude : 4350 m.
Date: 24 August 2014


Tribulus terrestris ???


This is not Tribulus terrestris

Potentilla??? or anything else from the family..


What could it be ?


This is Sibbaldianthe bifurca (L.) Kurtto & T.Erikss.


 
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