Woolly Rock Jasmine;


Flora of Chakrata 2012: Androsace lanuginosa:
This one was shot from Deoban-Chakrata road on May 16, 2012. I hope the id is correct…..
The rock jasmine, Androsace lanuginosa Wall. in Roxburgh, F. Ind. 2:15, 1824; Flora Simlensis 301,

Here are mines from same place

Gori Valley Tour: Herb for id from Chokori.. :
This one was shot from near Chokori during our tour to Gori valley..  was growing on exposed rocky slope along with sundews, bladderworts and Ericaulon sp….
Androsace sp… exact id please..

Flowers appear like Androsace lanuginosa, but are longer and narrower.

Yes it is Androsace lanuginosa



Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (Incl. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight- Androsace for id from Gori Valley:: NS June 04 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2 + 4).
This one was shot from Gori valley area, please suggest the id..

This could be Androsace lanuginosa var. glabrior

Thanks …  for inputs..
Found few more pics of the same, if they are of any help..

Since the Androsace lanuginosa is a complex Species needs critical studies as the leaves in photographs does not resemble to the species hence the identification is dubies

Thanks … for critical observation and suggestions…
The id is still open for experts to resolve..

These images from Gori valley have already been incorporated on A. lanuginosa page so should be deleted here or shifted to that page
Gori Valley Tour: Herb for id from Chokori.. (google.com)

The population of Androsace as also upload from Uttarakhand by …,
Plumbaginaceae, Primulaceae & Myrsinaceae Fortnight 1-14June2014: Androsace lanuginose from Uttarakhand_DSR_10 (google.com)
however, differ from typical A. lanuginosa in longer and much narrower than typical A. lanuginosa and need critical study.

Androsace lanuginosa Wall. is a common and well known species in temperate and subalpine zones  of Uttarakhand.
Shot near Garbadhar, Kali Valley, Bageshwar district Uttarakhand.

3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Family: Primulaceae
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji-Haripurdhar Route, Himachal Pradesh
Habit: Herb

I hope Androsace lanuginosa


Family: Primulaceae
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji-Haripurdhar Route, Himachal Pradesh

Habit: Herb

Androsace sp.

It is Androsceae lanuginosa

Androsceae lanuginosa


Androsace languinosa? ABMAY01/19 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 6 images.

Growing on the ground were a couple of plants of this rock jasmine which I assumed first to be the round leaf variety. Looking closer I saw the hairy tear-shape leaves. Is this Woolly Rock Jasmine? Please advise.
Androsace languinosaWoolly Rock Jasmine
Above Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
2000m approx.
22 May 2016.

What marvellous captures!!!

I agree with your id …!!


PLANT FOR ID 50 SMP JUN 06 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

I think it is some kind of Rose.
Again from Pangot Near Nainital Uttarakhand.

To me it looks like some Primula Sp. from Primulaceae (Primrose) family.

Thanks, …,
It appears like Androsace sarmentosa from Primulaceae as per Concise flowers of Himalayas & as per links:

Thanks … This indeed looks like Androsace sarmentosa of Family Primulaceae.
In fact in my recent trip to Himalayas I saw these at several places mostly near Rohtang Pass. (Attached picture) Of course there is some colour variation but I think that is expected. Attachments (1)

This is Verbena species

This seems to be Androsace lanuginosa to me, not A.sarmentosa (or A.studiosorum, as the case may be)

Kalatope id al220511 .. Primrose..??: 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
A primrose from Kalatope..
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2000 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 8 inches

This should be Androsace, may be sarmentosa!!

Yes … is right, Androsace sarmentosa

I think you will find this is Androsace lanuginosa not A.sarmentosa (or A.studiosorum, as the case may be)

Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Androsace lanuginosa for validation :  Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.
I hope this herb with attractive flowers is…. Androsace lanuginosa Wall.
Shot from Chakrata area, August 2013..

efi page on Androsace lanuginosa 

This is more likely to be Androsace sarmentosa..

I am in agreement that this is Androsace lanuginosa not A.sarmentosa.

ANNOV03 Androsace sarmentosa : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

1st November 2014

I think you will find this is Androsace lanuginosa not A.sarmentosa. Mussoorie is too low an elevation to find A.sarmentosa.

ANJUN22/23 Androsace sp. for identification (Churdhar Trip 22) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Family: Primulaceae
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji-Haripurdhar Route, Himachal Pradesh
Habit: Herb

Androsace lanuginosa Wall. !


Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (incl. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight: Primulaceae-Primulaceae-Androsace spPangot::SMP2 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Another Primulaceae from Pangot.

Androsace sp.?

I hope A. lanuginosa

This also looks like Androsace lanuginosa Wall. !

This species was recorded from Chakrata in May, 2012..
I hope these pics belong to Androsace lanuginosa
Please validate..

Thanks … for sharing a series of beautiful pics……

Needs rechecking, as A. lanuginosa is characterised by short soft hairs nearly appressed, and leafy stolons. Here leaves have long spreading hairs and I don’t see leafy stolons. A. foliosa could be considered, or even A. robusta.

Interesting upload … I have not seen it earlier.

Thanks for appreciation …,  perhaps id is to be reconsidered as per … waiting for further expert opinion..
…, this is very common in Chakrata region.. and shoukd be there at similar altitudes…

Pictures of the species are as per links below from Androsace World – A Picture Gallery of The Genus Androsace:

I guess it is matching to Androsace lanuginosa Wall.! Alamy

Androsace sarmentosa Wall.: 7 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 2230m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild

I think leaves look a bit different from images and references at Androsace sarmentosa
Maybe Androsace lanuginosa as per images at Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Androsace lanuginosa for validation


SK 3191 02 September 2021: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Mugu, Rara, West Nepal
Altitude: 2913m.
Date: 20 August 2021 
Habit : Wild
Androsace lanuginosa Wall. ??

Yes, appears close as per images at Androsace lanuginosa


Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: low growing herb, flower 6 – 8 mm across (not sure).

Yes may be Androsace studiosarum (Syn A Sarmentosa)

.. this is just so fantastik that I was tempted to think that you did manual exposure and focusing etc…
but in some other thread you mentioned that there was always rush to take pictures etc…
so now… pl tell me what lenses did you carry with you that high up above sea level and in lower oxygen to
breathe than at sea level and did you manage the time required to do manual adjustments and use flash?

… true – always in rush to take pictures. My lenses are wide lens (14 – 45 mm), macro (45 mm), tele (45 – 200 mm).
I do not use flash.

Thanks for sharing these crystal clear flowers.
Family : Primulaceae

you carried all those three lenses and changed and rushed and walked with your friends who I understand were not mostly photographers
much kudos to you and your shoulders for carrying all that
thanks for telling me

Androsace studiosorum Kressis is a synonym of Androsace sarmentosa subsp. primuloides (Duby) Govaerts as per the Plant List

One has to confirm it whether it is Androsace sarmentosa Wallich in Roxburgh as per link:
Androsace studiosorum Kress as per link:

This is  Androsace lanuginosa Wall., as per images and details herein.


Androsace lanuginosa Wall.: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Date: 25 August 2021
Altitude: 2500 m.
Habit : Wild


SK 3602 12 August 2022: 1 very high res. image.

Location: Dunai, Dolpa, Nepal
Altitude:  2400m.
Date: 17 June 1022
Habit : Wild
Androsace sarmentosa Wall.  ??

I think it is more closer to the images at Androsace lanuginosa Wall.



Androsace sarmentosa ??- (Common Rock Jasmine) enroute Dev Kyara Uttarakhand-PKA3: 8 images.
Seen this herb mostly near loose wet rocks enroute Dev Kyara trek in Uttarakhand.
I think this could be Androsace sarmentosa ??- (Common Rock Jasmine) .

Androsace lanuginosa Wall. ???

Yes, close to images at


SK 3790 11 July 2023: 4 high res. images.

Location: Dhorpatan, Baglung, Nepal 
Date: 31May 2023
Elevation: 2900 m.
Habit : Wild
Androsace sarmentosa Wall. ??

I think close to images at

OK .. No luck yet for the sarmentosa !


Androsace lanuginosa Wall.: 4 high res. images.

Location:  Suyada, Jajarkot, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 2300m.
Habit : Wild


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Composite for id from Chakrata- NS 51 : Attachments (3).  3 posts by 2 authors.
This is incomplete set of pics, wanted to share if anyone can guess.. flowers were not open..

Blumea sp. ??

Yes, Blumea. But could not find a match as per existing species of Blumea as per comparative images.

Blumea bifoliata ??

It looks different from images at Blumea bifoliata

Androsace lanuginosa Wall. ex Roxb.

Maybe, but I am not sure as per images at
… can have a look.

Please compare the inflorescence buds and leaf pattern !

Yes looks close.