14.11.10SP7-8 :
Pl. identify following  plant.
Date: 14.11.2010
place: Dalhousiae, Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh

I think Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
Family: Apiaceae



Kalatope id al090711:
The tiniest flower I have seen… it was about 2mm… difficult to photograph as I have no Macro lens camera..

Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2300 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 18 inches

May be Valeriana, but not very sure.

It looks me like Sanicula europea


Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: herb, about 1 m high; flower about 2 – 3 mm across

Rubia or Galium, only close up of flower or leaves well in focus can help.

Could get only one photo cropped to see flower – not much in focus. No views of leaves found.

Won’t be surprised if it turns out to be Galium aparine. I can see hooked hairs on young ovary also.

It look me Sanicula europea

Looking at three leaflets in last picture, may be yes Sanicula europaea.

Another plant for ID ABJUL01/16 : 7 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
This one is more recent and very common now-a-days. Please help identify it.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
26,29 June and 07 July 2016

Very nice details.

It seems Saniculata elata (Family Apiaceae) to me.

Thank you very much … My sample does match Sanicula elata.

Enclosing a close up of this tiny flower. 1 I mage

SK679 27 JUL-2017:ID : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 8200 ft.
Date: 22 July 2017

Any idea about family ?

What was the habit ?

I think habit is evident in the first image.

Sir, I am asking about is it climber ? Creeper ? Or something else ?

Thanks, … It appears like a sort of creeper type.


Location: Godawari, Nepal

Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 10 January 2017
Same?? Herb not very tall, around 30 cm.

This should be from Apiaceae..

Thanks, …, for initial clue.
I think close to images at Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don as per comparative images at Apiaceae

Bingo ! Thank you …
Nepali Name : कनचुर्ने  Kanachurne


Herb with palmately lobed leaves SN21117 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Wild herb from Kathi area of Uthrakand

Pl. check comparative images at
I think similar plant was posted recently by … and was identified.

Please also check Sanicula elata (Apiaceae) in efi.

SK1375 21AUG 2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 400 kb each.
Location: Godavari, Nepal
Altitude : 5000 ft.
Date: 24 July 2018
Habit :  Wild
This sp from the same location shot on 22 June 2017 had already been identified but somehow I did not find it in the mailing list.


Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1,1 & 4 mb.
Location : Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 2380 m.
Date : 11 December 2018
Habit : Wild
Found late flowering than the normal timing according to the description


Apiaceae Fortnight (June 2015):: For id hints from Chakrata:: NS-07/07 : 1 post by 1 author. 1 correct image.
For such a tough family, I believe these pics won’t allow much guess work..
Still sharing this herb from Chakrata for id help…

2nd looks like Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don but 1st image looks different sp.


Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don: 1 very high res. image.

Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude:  1936 m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild 


Pimpinella diversifolia DC.: 6 very high images.

Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 18 July 2022
Altitude: 2300m.
Habitat : Wild

I think it is more close to the images at Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don



Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don: 1 very high res. image.

Location: Juphal, Dolpa,  Nepal
Altitude:  2600m.
Date: 22 June 1022
Habit : Wild 


Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don: 1 high res. image.

Location: Godawari- Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal 
Date: 08 July  2023
Elevation: 1500 m.

Habit : Wild



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