Ajuga parviflora Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 59 1830. (Syn: Ajuga depressa Maxim.; Bulga parviflora (Benth.) Kuntze);

E. Afghanistan to C. Himalaya as per WCSP;
 
Densely villous plant with much smaller leaves, scarcely exceeding 4 cm, much smaller flowers usually smaller than 8 mm in length. There are no specially coloured floral leaves, the floral clusters occurring in axils of normal leaves, corolla tube slightly longer than calyx, stamens or mostly included.
 


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Ajuga parviflora from Morni Hills: Ajuga parviflora Benth. in Wall., Pl. As. rar. 1: 59. 1830

Perhaps another plant which is not correctly represented at FOI website, where it (or closely similar plant) is displayed as Ajuga lupulina. It must be noted that A. lupulina is a much different plant with coloured (white, yellow or greenish-purple) much larger floral leaves (3.5-5 cm long) that often hide the flowers and flowers are much larger (2-2.5 cm) white with purple veins. It also has much larger leaves (5-11 cm long)
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Ajuga parviflora, the plant depicted at FOI website and the plant uploaded here is densely villous plant with much smaller leaves, scarcely exceeding 4 cm, much smaller flowers usually smaller than 8 mm in length. There are no specially coloured floral leaves, the floral clusters occurring in axils of normal leaves, corolla tube slightly longer than calyx, stamens or mostly included.
The plant was photographed from open slopes of Morni hills on April 9, 2011. <http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=88764&flora_id=800>

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I am also attaching my photographs from the same locality. Attachments (3


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Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Ajuba parviflora from Morni hillsAjuga parviflora Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 59 1830.
syn: Ajuga depressa Maxim.
A diffuse branching herb with ascending branches, dentate leaves, smaller about 6 mm long bluish flowers, smaller bracts and included stamens.
Photographed from Morni Hills, on open slopes.


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Mint family?/ABMAR09 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.

And this one even closer home at the base of an Oak. Looks like it belongs to the mint family.
Lavandula gibsonii perhaps?
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1750m
6 March 2015


Lamiaceae okay, but this is likely to be Ajuga parviflora..


Thank you … It does look like Ajuga parviflora.


… had helped identify this plant as Ajuga parviflora or Small-flowered Bugleweed.
Today I picked up a sample to investigate closely and to share the results with you.
Ajuga parviflora
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
12 March 2015
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These white and blue tiny flowers on the same plant are lovely.

Ajuga parviflora
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m
22 March 2015
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Ajuga parviflora Benth. in Wall., Pl. As. rar. 1: 59. 1830
Densely villous plant with much smaller leaves, scarcely exceeding 4 cm, much smaller flowers usually smaller than 8 mm in length. There are no specially coloured floral leaves, the floral clusters occurring in axils of normal leaves, corolla tube slightly longer than calyx, stamens or mostly included.
The plant was photographed from open slopes of Morni hills on April 9, 2011.  


Very nice close ups

…: I am always a bit stumped thinking why does one plant need so much hair on its leaves and and a neighbouring plant in the same wild area does not?

is there a botanically relevant use of these hairs?


 

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What leaf? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

I see these leaves growing out of stone walls, on the ground and on crevices in rocks. The back of the leaf is thick veined and magenta/pink while the upper surface is smooth. Could you please help in identifying this?

Unidentified
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
About 1700m
Larger leaves can grow to be around 6-7 inches


I think this is early to say anything… if I am to guess now, ….this may turn out to be Ajuga sp.


Thank you … Even with this start I am unable to advance in my research. I photographed the plant again this morning with a close up. I am attaching them here to see if it makes it any clearer.
The top surface is slightly rough to touch, a little like a dog’s tongue.
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I had sent this mail a few weeks ago requesting for ID. … had suggested a starting point (Ajuga sp.) but I couldn’t take it further. I will be grateful for any help. I am including pictures again for clarity. Thank you.


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I found these in flower and collected some more evidence. It is almost certain to be a Ajuga species but doesn’t match either A. integrifolia or A. parviflora. The whole plant is sessile and has no vertical growth to speak of. Please advise.

27-28 January 2017
1800m
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
3 images.


Ajuga so.
Check for A. parviflora or A. bracteosa (now I think, A. integrrima).


according to me.. A.parviflora 


Thank you to … All the plants I have come across on the slopes here are sessile without any stalks to speak of. Like parviflora, the leaves are purple underneath and the stamens do not protrude from the petals but there is no vertical growth of the plant and the flowers are difficult to even see between the leaves. Perhaps it is a local variation of A. parviflora.

This herb was recorded from Chakrata, please validate or correct the id for this plant..
is this Ajuga parviflora ? 


I think yes. Very similar to mine from Morni.


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I hope this is Ajuga parviflora, quite common in Himalayas..
These shots are from Morni Hills..


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ANSEPT16/16 Ajuga sp. for identification (Churdhar Trip 48) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Family: Lamiaceae
Date: May 2015
Place: Renukaji-Haripurdhar route

Habit: Herb
Altitude: 2000 metres above sea level


Place: Renukaji-Haripurdhar route, Himachal Pradesh


Ajuga species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 


Ajuga parviflora I hope


Thank you very much sir.


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Lamiaceae herb ? SN 16April 01 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

Ascending herb, village road side, Gaggal near Kangra air port, Himachal 


Thanks, … May I request you to pl. also send a close up by cropping your image.


Pl find the cropped image. Attachments (1)


Ajuga species to me.


Ajuga species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


Though I cannot be certain, it looks very similar to Ajuga parviflora found here in upper Dharamshala in abundance.


http://www.iiim.res.in/herbarium/lamiaceae/images/ajuga_parviflora.jpg

I hope you are correct, thanks


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ANSEPT17/17 Ajuga sp. for identification (Churdhar Trip 49) : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Family: Lamiaceae
Date: May 2015
Place: Renukaji-Haripurdhar route

Habit: Herb
Altitude: 2000 metres above sea level


Place: Renukaji-Haripurdhar route, Himachal Pradesh


Ajuga species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


Ajuga bracteosa I hope


I think, Ajuga parviflora


efi pages on Ajuga integrifolia (syn: Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth. [Illegitimate]) & Ajuga parviflora


I also consider it Ajuga bracteosa


I think more closer to images at Ajuga parviflora Benth.


Flowers and congested clusters suggest A. parviflora only.

 
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