Keys in Flora of Bhutan:
1. Leaves verticillate, ovate-elliptic to suborbicular …….. Species 1 (1. R. stapfii (Hamet) Fu; Sedum stapfii Hamet) & 2 (2. R. prainii (Hamet) Ohba; Sedum prainii Hamet)
+ Leaves alternate (sometimes crowded in upper part of stem), variously shaped ……….. 2
2. Leaves deeply toothed or lobed often half-way to midrib … 3. R. chrysanthemifolia
+ Leaves entire or shallowly toothed …… .. 3
3. Leaves obovate to suborbicular with thick pale coloured margins, crowded in upper part of stem ……. 4. R.marginata
+ Leaves variously shaped, rarely suborbicular in R. bupleuroides, without thick pale coloured margins, +/- evenly distributed along stem … 4
4. Rhizomes stout mostly l.5—3cm thick, radical leaves always absent; stems usually stout, 10cm or more tall (sometimes shorter and with slender rhizomes in R. bupleuroides but then flowers dark reddish brown, and in R. coccinea but then rhizomes densely surrounded by dead stems of previous years and flowers usually solitary) ……… 5
+ Rhizomes mostly slender 0.5-l(—1.5)cm thick: stems mostly slender usually less than 10cm tall (sometimes up to 25cm and with stouter rhizomes in R. hobsonii but then radical leaves usually present) ……. 10
5. Dead flowering stems ofprevious years persisting on rhizome ………. 6
+ Dead flowering stems deciduous ………. .. 8
6. Flowering stems slender 2—5cm, usually 1-flowered, those of previous years densely surrounding rhizome, growth cushion-like 5. R. coecinea
+ Flower stems stout 1()cm or more tall; flowers several or numerous, growth notcushion-like …….. .. 7
7. Inflorescence of subumbellately arranged cymes; stems glandular pubescent …….. .. 6. R. himalensis
+ Inflorescence of compact corymbose cymes; stems glabrous …. Species 7 (7. R. fastigiata (Hook. f. & Thomson) Fu; Sedum fastigiatum Hook. f. & Thomson, S. quadrifidum sensu F.B.I. p.p. non Pallas, S. venusturn Praeger p.p.) & 8 (8. R. crenulata (Hook. f. & Thomson) Ohba; Sedum crenulatum Hook. f. & Thomson, S. rotundatum Hemsley)
8. Flowers bisexual; leaves linear, toothed in upper half .. 9. R. wallichiana
+ Flowers unisexual; leaves lanceolate, oblanceolate, elliptic to suborbicular, if +/- linear then entire ……. 9
9. Petals purplish-red ……. .. 10. R. bupleuroides
+ Petals greenish-yellow ………. 11. R. sherriffii
10. Flowers bisexual; rhizomes bearing stem and leaf remains at apex …. 11
+ Flowers unisexual; rhizomes scaly at apex but usually without stem and leaf remains, stems rarely persisting in R. cretinii …. 13
11. Radical leaves 2-5><0.5—1cm usually present; anthers dorsifixed 12. R. hobsonii
+ Radical leaves smaller or absent; anthers basifixed …… .. 12
12. Stems prostrate or decumbent …………… 13. R. humile
+ Stems +/- erect …………. Species 14 (14. R. smithii (Hamet) Fu; Sedum smithii Hamet) & 15 (15. R. amabilis (Ohba) Ohba; Sedum amabile Ohba)
13. Flowers solitary ……… 16. R.ludlowii
+ Flowers several or numerous in corymbose cymes ……. Species 17 (17. R. cretinii (Hamet) Ohba; Sedum cretinii Hamet) & 18 (18. R. atsaensis (Froderstrom) Ohba; Sedum atsaense Froderstrom)
Genera and species of Crassulaceae in India : 2 posts by 2 authors.
List of genera and species of Crassulaceae in India (based on Singh et al. 2011) is given below:
Rhodiola bupleuroides (Hook.f. et Thoms.) Fu
R. chrysanthemifolia (Lev.) Fu
R. crenulata (Hook.f. et Thoms.) Fu
R. cretinii (Hamet) Ohba
R. discolour (Franch.) Fu
R. fastigiata (Hook.f. et Thoms.) Fu
R. fui Boriss.
R. heterodonta (Hook.f. et Thoms.) Boriss.
R. himalensis (Don) Fu
R. hobsonii (Prain ex Hamet) Fu
R. humilis (Hook.f. et Thoms.) Fu
R. imbricata Edgew. [var. imbricata, lobulata]
R. prainii (Hamet) Fu
R. quadrifida (Pall.) Fisch. et Mey. (synon. of Sedum quadrifidum Pall.)
R. sherriffii Ohba
R. sinuata (Royle ex Edgew.) Fu
R. smithii (Hamet) Fu
R. stapfii (Hamet) Fu
R. tibetica (Hook.f. & Thoms.) Fu
R. wallichiana (Hook.f. et Thoms.) Fu
R. yunnanensis (Franch.) Fu
Nearly all species are illustrated by line diagrams in this account.
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 2.4.14:
Encyclopaedia of world medicinal plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-
Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. Nayar Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science – 252 pages-
Rhodiola prainii (Raym.-Hamet) H. Ohba: Small herb. 3 cm rhi- zomatous; 3500-5000m; E. Nepal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and adjacent S. Tibetan Himalaya.
Rhodiola stapfii (Raym.-Hamet) S.H. Fu: Small herb 2.5 cm, rhizoma- tous; …
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Details-
Sedum bupleuroides Wall. ex Hook. f. & Thomson is a synonym of Rhodiola bupleuroides (Wall. ex Hook. f. & Thomson) S.H. Fu
Sedum fastigiatum Hook. f. & Thomson is a synonym of Rhodiola fastigiata (Hook. f. & Thomson) S.H. Fu
Sedum humile Hook. f. & Thomson is a synonym of Rhodiola humilis (Hook. f. & Thomson) S.H. Fu
Cold Deserts of India By S.S. Negi (2002)-
Sedum crassipes WALL. EX HOOK. F. & TH. is a synonym of Rhodiola wallichiana (Hook.) S.H. Fu
Sedum crenulatum Hook.f. & Thomson is a synonym of Rhodiola crenulata (Hook.f. & Thomson) H.Ohba
Fwd: Crassulaceae in H.P. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
You had asked for the list of Rhodiola sp. in H.P. I am attaching complete list of plants recorded from H.P. and published in Flora of Himachal Pradesh by Botanical Survey of India.
As Rhodiola genus was part of Sedum earlier, the various species are listed under Sedum.
I’ll try to reorganise the species later on.
Rhodiola : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Rhodiola
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
Rhodiola (Crassulaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 8 posts by 3 authors.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Have you discontinued to show the names of contributors on species pages?
Yes, …, for the time being, as putting images on all species, genera & family pages appears very daunting.
Instead some of us are putting images just above the threads as you can see at Rhodiola heterodonta, so that these are indirectly linked to the threads.
However, members who are inserting images can follow what ever they like.
Thank you, …
Even this is looking good.
Thanks, …, for the understanding.
As I have just stated, I am working on Rhodiolas of Ladakh (and surrounding regions) but am not yet ready to face commenting on all the Rhodiola entries for efi.
Hopefully, will be in a position to do so in the future.
Fwd: Crassulaceae in H.P. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 1 MB.
You may try with these species for the id of your posted plant although no keys are provided.