Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser., Mus. Helv. Bot. 1: 160 1823. (Syn: Aconitum atrox Walp.; Aconitum atrox (Brühl) Mukerjee);
Himalayan monkshood, Monk’s hood, Indian aconite • Hindi: वचनाग Vachnag;
Aconitum for IDD – Kupup (2), East Sikkim, above road, alpine zone : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
I hope Aconitum ferox
Thank you …, In fact specimens were collected for Pharmacognostic studies.
SK1662 20 Dec 2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 2,3 & 1 mb.
Location : Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 2350 m.
Date : 12 December 2018
Habit : Wild
Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser. ??
Looks different from images at
Only Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser. is listed according to the book Flora of Kathmandu Valley !.
Excerpts from the book Below:
Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Seringe, Mus. Helv. l : I60 t. f. 43, 44 (I823)-Fl. Brit. Ind. 1 :28 (l872)- Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 86 (I966).
An erect herb with rhizomatous root. Stem terete, slender, leafy. Leaf radical as well as cauline, palmate, 5-fid, rounded or oval, 6-I8 cm across, lobes cuneate, ovate, incised with a pointed apex, puberulous or tomentose. Inflorescence a long erect, terminal dense flowered raceme. Flower large, irregular, greenish deep blue. Sepals 5, petaloid, posterior one hooded, lateral 4 flat, tomentose. Stamens numerous: filaments short, dilated; anther globose, dorsifixed, 2 lobed. Follicle 3, nearly equalling the hood, flattened. Ovule solitary. Fruit of 3 follicles.
Distribution : Eastern Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan); in Nepal-east, central and west. Ecology : Occurs on moist and shady place.
Local name .’ Bikh (F18)-
Flowering .’ Sept.
Place of collection : Chandragiri, 2270 m.;
Alamy : Ay resemblance to the link??
There seems to be lot of variation in the leaves as per above links and GBIF
Aconitum for id – Tamzey village, East Sikkim – blue flower : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Seringe
There is no A. ferox in India now, most of it is A. balfouri now
Thank you … for new information. By the way POWO, CoLand GBIF still displaying A. frerox!
Yes, appears close to images at Aconitum ferox and specimens from India in GBIF– specimen 1 and specimen 2
Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser. : 10 very high resolution images.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date: October 2020
Habitat : Wild
Nepali Names : सेतो बिख Seto Bikh / निलो बिख Nilo Bikh
A.heterophylloides syn. A.ferox var. heterophylloides Brühl ?