Common name: Alpine Rock-Cress

Arabis pterosperma from Sonamarg, KashmirArabis pterosperma Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 20:33. 1851
syn: Arabis alpina Hook.f. & T (non L.); Arabis alpina var. purpurea W.W. Sm. 

Perennial herb, simple or branched above, covered with long simple or forked hairs; basal leaves obovate-oblong, stalked, toothed, densely hairy, cauline oblong, sessile, 10-20 mm long, slightly auricles at base, amplexicaul, toothed, apex somewhat entire; racemes 20-30 flowered, up to 12 cm long in fruit; flowers white or tinged pink, pedicels 8-12 mm long, petals 5-7 mm long; fruit 3-6 cm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, glabrous. 
The species is easily differentiated from other species by slightly pinkish flowers, stems and leaves with long hairs, auricled leaf-base and about 10 mm long fruiting pedicels.
Photographed from Sonamarg, Kashmir in June, growing among rocks and boulders on mountain slope.


Thanks, …, But I wonder why it’s so different in appearance compared to images in other threads as below:tab
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Pangi i.d.’s continued – al151011:  Location Pangi Valley, Himachal
Altitude 3000 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
plant height 10 inches
 


 

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Brassicaceae Week: Arabis pterosperma from Sonamarg, Kashmir: Arabis pterosperma Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 20:33. 1851
syn: Arabis alpina Hook.f. & T (non L.); Arabis alpina var. purpurea W.W. Sm.
Perennial herb, simple or branched above, covered with long simple or forked hairs; basal leaves obovate-oblong, stalked, toothed, densely hairy, cauline oblong, sessile, 10-20 mm long, slightly auricles at base, amplexicaul, toothed, apex somewhat entire; racemes 20-30 flowered, up to 12 cm long in fruit; flowers white or tinged pink, pedicels 8-12 mm long, petals 5-7 mm long; fruit 3-6 cm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, glabrous.
The species is easily differentiated from other species by slightly pinkish flowers, stems and leaves with long hairs, auricled leaf-base and about 10 mm long fruiting pedicels.
Photographed from Sonamarg, Kashmir in June, growing among rocks and boulders on mountain slope.


Thanks, …, But I wonder why it’s so different in appearance compared to images in other threads as below:tab

 

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Descurainia sp? ABAUG2016/17 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
This one is from Triund. I could tell it was likely from the Brassicaceae family but could not find an exact ID. Please advise.
Triund, HP
2900m
31 July 2016.


Pl. check for some Arabis (comparative images available here for images in efi so far) species ?


Thank you … for the suggestion. I think my plant is close to Arabis pterosperma. Here are the leaves I photographed during my trek on Saturday.


  

 
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