Wulfeniopsis amherstiana (Benth.) D.Y. Hong, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18(1): 51, pl. 6, f. 9-12 51 1980. (Syn: Paederota amherstiana Wall.; Wulfenia amherstiana Benth.);
Pakistan (Kurram, Swat, Hazara, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Afghanistan (Paktia / Khost), NW-India, Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Himalayan Wulfenia


Upper Chamba id.. al210811: Passing through the scenic mountains, I regretted the lack of time I had
on this track.. so many flowers and with the bad weather chasing us..
could only manage to grab some shots of each flower before hurrying forward….

Location Chamba
Altitude 3600 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 10 inches

I think this is Wulfenia amherstiana

I think so sir,
ref: Flowers of Himalayas (supplement) Plate 81 and Flowers of Himalayas 1027, d492

Nice shots. Correctly identified. I was familiar with this 25 years ago in forest above Manali, H.P. – then Wulfenia amherstiana


Herb growing below rocks photographed from Chakrata Budher caves road on September 18
Perennial (?) herb with basal rosette of leaves up to 15 cm long, oblanceolate to obovate (younger), gradually narrowed to almost winged petiole nearly 1/4 t0 1/6 the length of blade, margin shallowly irregularly cut. inflorescence scapigerous bearing a terminal spike of distant flowers nearly white, about 4-7 mm long, calyx persistent.

Help in ID requested

While resurfacing the plant uploaded by … I realized that this plant resembles the images of Wulfenia amherstiana on the web. Kindly comment.

Yes it is Wulfenia amherstiana. It is in abundant in my area.

Correctly identified – at early fruiting stage. I was familiar with this 25 years ago in forest above Manali, H.P. – then Wulfenia amherstiana.


ID herb:  Plz help in identifying this alpine herb.

Grows at more than 3000 m, picture taken below Sinthan Pass (J & K)

If I had to guess I would say, Wulfenia amherstiana.

Yes, you are correct. Its currently valid name is Wulfeniopsis amherstiana D.Y. Hong

This lithophyte was shot from Chakrata area this week.. (14.8.13)
I hope this should be Wulfeniopsis amherstiana (Benth.) D.Y. Hong..… please validate

Now placed in Plantaginaceae

Yes it is. Seen and collected many times but no digital pics yet. Thanks for showing

Nice shots. Correctly identified. I was familiar with this 25 years ago in forest above Manali, H.P. – then Wulfenia amherstiana.

Wulfeniopsis amherstiana : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5) – around 500 kb each.
Wulfeniopsis amherstriana
Himalayan Wulfenia
Family – Plantaginaceae
Habitat – Plants are found growing in shady conditions on moist/wet rocks with thick moss cover.
Photographed at Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
Altitude – 1800meters asl
Dated – 2July2018


presenting few images of Wulfeniopsis amherstiana???  I think leaves of this plant are slightly differ as compared to efi images. is it due to climatic variations or is it a different species
Habitat- Moist rocky substrate
clicked on the way to Sri mata vaishno devi mandir, Katra, J&K at an elevation of ~1500m
Date- 02-09-2018

Thanks, … Here is the efi link

I think Wulfeniopsis amherstiana only as per images and details herein.


Wulfeniopsis amherstiana (Wall. ex Benth.) D.Y.Hong: 8 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 18 July 2021
Altitude: 2400 m.
Habitat : Wild
(Syn) Wulfenia amherstiana Wall. ex Benth.
Nepali Name : बाटुले  Baatule


Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Scrophulariaceae of the Western Himalayas By Francis . Pennell (1943- Keys- Wulfenia amherstiana & Wulfenia himalaica)  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India