Images by Ashwini Bhatia (Id by D S Rawat), Nidhan Singh (validation by D S Rawat), Prashant Awale (Id by D S Rawat) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 

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Dalhousie September i.d. al200911a:  This beautiful flower is also in season now
Location Dalhousie, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit Herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 12 inches
Season September

Can you please indicate the size of leaves. To me they appear much larger than ones expected for S. decumbens. Also can you bring out number of styles clearly.


Leaf length 10 cm and width 4 cm… unfortunately could not get the flowers.. some grasscutter had been at work… 🙁


So my fears were true,  it can’t be Stellaria decumbens which does not have more than 1 cm long leaves http://efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=242000877
Let us explore further. you may enlarge flowers in original photograph to see number of styles.

The best close-up I could manage sir…


Yes they are three
Stellaria monosperma Buch. -Ham. ex D. Don (syn: Stellaria crispata Wall. ex Edgew. & Hook. f.)

 

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Stellaria monosperma from Uttarakhand : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Stellaria monosperma Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don var. monosperma is a wide spread temperate and alpine herb in Western and Nepal Himalaya. Though widespread I photographed it first time in this tour to Vasudhara from Badrinath in Sept. 2013.
Flowers are tiny, 5-8mm across only.


Thanks … for this beautiful upload..

 

Habit: … dichotomous branched erect herb, guessing it to be about 70 – 80 cm high; upper leaves – sessile, linear lanceolate with wavy margin; flower about 8 – 10 mm across
Habitat: … sloping alpine meadow
Altitude: … about 11,000 – 12,000 ft asl
at Valley of Flowers on 02 AUG 12


Not Stellaria, It appears to be a Cerastium species. Kindly crop and upload flower upper view from first photograph to count the number of styles.


Thank you very much …
Here is the cropped version of the first photo in this post – showing the top-view of the flower.


I am able to count three styles. Looks really interesting. Any close up of fruit?


… unfortunately no view of fruit in my photos. And I have a feeling that my perception of flower size: 8 – 10 mm across could be on higher side. It could be 6 – 7 mm, though not sure.


Thanks … for showing this plant… I could spot similar plant during my recent trip to Gori valley…I am uploading that in separate mail…


Stellaria petal is deeply lobed as it appears to be two different petals


Many thanks … for the flower dimension; you must be correct, the flower could be just 6 – 7 mm across.


Yes, the flower diameter was nearly 1 cm or less …but petals are quite distinct in mine..I request … and …  to upload some better views of the same … may not be able to do this at the moment as he is out at Calicut, … can help..


Can it be Stellaria monosperma D. Don var. monosperma as per keys at

SK113SEP25-2016:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Chandragiri Hills Kathmandu Nepal on 19 September 2016 at 8200 ft.

Stellaria sp. (Caryophyllaceae). Please check with S. monosperma/ S. paniculata


I agree with … Pl. check keys at http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=4472&type=4


If we go by keys at Flora of China, it should be Stellaria monosperma Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don var. monosperma


   

SK113SEP25-2016:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Chandragiri Hills Kathmandu Nepal on 19 September 2016 at 8200 ft.


Stellaria sp. (Caryophyllaceae). Please check with S. monosperma/ S. paniculata.


Stellaria monosperma Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don. or some variation of it 
as flower pattern looks somewhat different.


If we go by keys at Flora of China, it should be Stellaria monosperma Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don var. monosperma 
  

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ID Request?? – at Bheradnala – GHNP – PKA81 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Seen this herb on a moss covered rock at Bheradnala (altitude approx. 2850m) at GHNP.. Kindly help me in identification..
Date/Time: 29-09-2014 / 12:10PM
Habitat: Wild


Seems Stellaria monosperma var. paniculata (Caryophyllaceae).

Interesting find and fine pictures showing bifid petals clearly.


If we go by keys at Flora of China, it should be Stellaria monosperma var. monosperma


 

Caryophyllaceae Week: Cerastium for id from Gori valley: 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (8)
 After seeing an upload by …, I also wanted to share one similar looking plant shot during our recent trip to Gori valley..in October 2012.


Yes It is the same plant. Please upload cropped image of flower from original to have a look at number of styles. Plus try to locate a mature fruit to help reaching some conclusion.


Many thanks … for sharing this photoset. These have very good views of basal leaves.


…here is the cropped image of the flower…no fruits could be seen…the style appear to be three in number…


Styles 3, petal notch almost triangular, linear-lanceolate leaves, I could not match with any known species. Perhaps a good project for you … on your next visit. Do collect some specimens and more hotographs especially of fruits.


Thanks … and … I will try to plan a visit to the area…and hope to find this again…


In view of recent upload by …, can this be Stellaria monosperma..??

This id is long pending, I could not visit the area again..


Stellaria paniculata and similar to the upload by Ashwini Ji.


If we go by keys at Flora of China, it should be Stellaria monosperma var. monosperma


Yes …, Thanks for update..!!


 

 

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*Stellaria monosperma ABAUG2016/44 : 10 posts by 5 authors. 7 images.

Col. Collett refers to this as S. crispata but the name has changed since to S. monosperma. Please validate.
Stellaria monospermaSticky Stitchwort
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
2050m approx.
16 August 2016.  


I usually start with Flora Simlensis and Flowers of the Himalaya by Polunin and Stainton if I have an idea about family/ genus. Otherwise I go to FOI and check … blog. If this too fails I ask for expert advice here.


Stellaria paniculata Edgew. (S. monosperma var. paniculata) to me. More recently there is one another species S. devendrae which is also closer to S. monosperma and S. paniculata.


Thank you … I took it from Col. Collett’s Flora Simlensis in which he says that S. crispata has ‘margins often crisped’. Otherwise the description is almost identical. What characteristic made you suspect it was var. paniculata? Kindly advise.


And keys to differentiate these varieties.
These two varieties are considered as two different species now.

Thank you … Looking at the sepal-petal relationship it most definitely is S. paniculata as suggested by you. Col Collett had suggested that S. crispata has two varieties—one with longer sepals, another with shorter, and treats S. paniculata as a different species (hence the confusion).


If we go by keys at Flora of China, it should be Stellaria monosperma var. monosperma


Thank you …, Looking at the number of stamens, it does match the var. monosperma for which Flora of China gives the former name as S. crispata that matches Col. Collett’s description too.


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Stellaria monosperma Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don ??? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Location:  Suryavinayak, Bhktapur, Nepal
Date: 7 OIctober 2017
Elevation : 4800 ft.

I think yes …, please see this and this ..

Very nice pics.. 

If we go by keys at Flora of China, it should be Stellaria monosperma var. monosperma

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Caryophyllaceae herb? SN21117 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Wild herb in the hill slope forest shade, on the way to Pangu top


Looks like Myosoton aquaticum..

Please check for Stellaria monosperma.

Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appear close to images at Stellaria monosperma

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