Pedicularis cheilanthifolia Schrenk, Enum. Pl. Nov. 2: 19 1842. (Syn: Pedicularis albida Pennell);
NE. Pakistan to S. Tibet; Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
China (Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang), N-Tibet, Afghanistan (Wakhan), Pakistan (Pamirs), Pakistani Kashmir (Deosai, Gilgit, Baltistan), India, Jammu & Kashmir (Nubra, Dras, Ladakh, Kashmir), Nepal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan as per Catalogue of Life;
This  herb was photographed near “Turtuk”, Ladakh.
Bot. name: Pedicularis cheilanthifolia
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Date/Time: 18-09-2011/ 02:00PM

I think Pedicularis cheilanthifolia var. albida as posted by you earlier.


Pedicularis cheilanthifolia:
This is yet another interesting herb photographed near “Turtuk”, Ladakh.

It is Pedicularis albida Pennell described on page 123 of…
now treated as Pedicularis cheilanthifolia var. albida (Pennell) Tsoong <>


Pedicularis cheilanthifolia : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing some pic of Pedicularis cheilanthifolia !

It was in Nubra Valley !

I think Pedicularis cheilanthifolia var. albida as per details herein.


For id 220722 JM1- Hunder, Nubra, Ladakh:
In the wild area of a hotel, in Hunder, in Nubra, Ladakh, on 16.6.22.
Tried but failed to get closer to the id.

Infected / deformed Pedicularis. Perhaps P. cheilanthifolia.

Yes, possible.
One specimen from POWO, appears close (Pedicularis albida Pennell syn: Pedicularis cheilanthifolia Schrenk var. albida (Pennell) P.C.Tsoong).

You are right.
Got uninfected images from the same place as attached.




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