Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K: 211111 SRANA 02: Request for identification:
Date: 14 June 2011
Location: Paddar valley Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 4562 meters asl
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb
Yes Sir a plant with colourful flowers blooming just after the melting of snow in Himalayan alpines.
A really interesting Primula
Any clue for the identification of this Primula species.
Very interesting Primula species. Never seen this in Uttarakhand. Take the help of Primulaceae in Flora of Pakistan.
Not my area of expertise!
This may be Androsace rather than Primula.
I think the family is Boraginaceae?
I have tried hard to id this one.
If this was taken in UK I would say Ophalodes cappadocica Starry Eyes.
But I have not been able to find anything for Omphalodes in India.
I cannot even see if it is Boraginaceae or not
Google search link
After checking all the listed species in BSI Flora of India, it appears close to images at Decalepidanthus moltkioides (syn: Pseudomertensia moltkioides (Royle) Kazmi) and as per keys in Flora of Pakistan (detailed description at Pseudomertensia moltkioides) and as per POWO specimen.
However, I am unable to account for the pattern on the petals (any clues/ thoughts in the matter?- can it be some deformity?)