Cassiope fastigiata (Wall.) D.Don , Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 156 1834. (Syn: Andromeda fastigiata Wall.);
 
A much-branched tufted shrublet usually less than 20 cm tall with closely packed thick small leaves arranged in four rows; flowers axillary, pendent, white on up to 7 mm long pedicels; calyx with brown to purple oblong-ovate, 4-5 mm long lobes; corolla white, bell-shaped, 5-9 mm long with 2-4 mm long outcurved lobes; capsule globose, 2-3 mm in diam.
 
Distribution: Pakistan, India, Bhutan
 
In our area this plant is used to cure burns. 
 


 

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Upper Chamba id al300811:  Continuing on the winding road up the hill..
Location Chamba
Altitude 4500 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 4 inches


I hope Cassiope fastigiata of Ericaceae, the Himalayan heather
Really nice catch …. I was looking for this plant while on visit to Apharwat in Kashmir, but could not find it this time in flowering.


Yes, Cassiope fastigiata. Thanks for sharing.
I found it in Valley of Flowers on way to Hemkunt Sahib at around 4000m asl in beginning of the month of July.


I would be better if you check webmail directly. One the mail is safe, and not danger of loosing mails on your desktop if computer has some problem. I have resorted to webmails after nearly 15 years of using desktop downloads with Outlook express.
Web gmail is quite convenient, as also mails stay in one thread.

 

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Cassiope fastigiata (Wall.) D.Don Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 156. 1834.
Synonym:
Andromeda fastigiata Wall. in Asiat. Research. 13: 394. 1820.
Distribution: Pakistan, India, Bhutan
Current pic taken on way to Hem Kunt Sahib


I have so many collections of this alpine plants, but unfortunately no photograph. Thanks … for showing.

This plant is on way to Hem Kunt sahib. Very small on the sides on floor where you walk. You dont even have to go off the trail.


Beautiful Ericaceae plant .. In our area this plant is used to cure burns.



 

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Vof Week: Cassiope fastigiata from way to Hemkund Sahib:

Cassiope fastigiata from way to Hemkund Sahib
Pls validate


Thanks for sharing this Ericaceae member.


Thanks … Was waiting for it. Seeing after 38 years.


 

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Cassiope fastigiata (Wall.) D. Don, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 158. 1834.
Had collected specimens of this beautiful alpine shrublet for herbarium between 1970 to 1974 in Kashmir. Was lucky to locate it around Tungnath temple in Uttarakhand on June 1, 2013. 
A much-branched tufted shrublet usually less than 20 cm tall with closely packed thick small leaves arranged in four rows; flowers axillary, pendent, white on up to 7 mm long pedicels; calyx with brown to purple oblong-ovate, 4-5 mm long lobes; corolla white, bell-shaped, 5-9 mm long with 2-4 mm long outcurved lobes; capsule globose, 2-3 mm in diam.


Beautiful shots of Himalayan Heather.

Family : Ericaceae


Happy to see an exclusive alpine plant. With it comes the refreshing air of high altitudes. Makes large thickets in many alpine zones. Flower buds for next growing season will be formed one year earlier in this plant.


Cassiope fastigiata (Wallich) D. Don is a small creeping shrub in alpine zones of Uttarakhand.


Lovely find from Alpine zone, thanks for showing …


Correctly identified as Cassiope fastigiata (Wall.) D.Don (Ericaceae)


Cassiope fastigiata (Wall.) D. Don, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 158. 1834.
Had collected specimens of this beautiful alpine shrublet for herbarium between 1970 to 1974 in Kashmir. Was lucky to locate it around Tungnath temple in Uttarakhand on June 1, 2013. 
A much-branched tufted shrublet usually less than 20 cm tall with closely packed thick small leaves arranged in four rows; flowers axillary, pendent, white on up to 7 mm long pedicels; calyx with brown to purple oblong-ovate, 4-5 mm long lobes; corolla white, bell-shaped, 5-9 mm long with 2-4 mm long outcurved lobes; capsule globose, 2-3 mm in diam.


wow, very beautiful plant


Beautiful tinny shrub of alpine lands.


Really it is Alpine Queen! mild scented—-locals prepared incence sticks for use in Monastery as well as for their houses.


 

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Cassiope fastigiata, locally called ‘Motisung’ in Kinnaur is locally used as an incense and forms an important ingredient of ‘hawan samagri’.
These photographs clicked above Chitkul at altitude of 3600 m asl.  


Again nice photographs of Cassiope fastigiata (Wall.) D.Don


 

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Ericaceae (incl. Vacciniaceae) Fortnight: Cassiope fastigiata: Attachments (1). 8 posts by 7 authors.

Sharing picture of Cassiope fastigiata taken at Chopta On May 2013


Nice close-up of Cassiope fastigiata


Wow, this is simply superb.. 


 

 

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Herb Tungnath area : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Wild herb in the grass lands near Tungnath temple, Uthrakand

Cassiope fastigiata.. Ericaceae


 

  
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