Tragopogon gracilis D.Don, in Mem. Wern. Soc. iii. (1820) 414. 414 1820.;
 

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by Nidhan Singh (Validation by Gurcharan Singh)(Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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This herbaceous composite with beautiful inflorescence was shot from various places (Deoban Road-near spider’s colony and Chakrata-Budher caves road) during our latest trip to the area, in May 2012. I could reach to identification with the help of Flora simlensis, and I think this should be Tragopogon gracile D. Don. I have attached the page 289 of Fl. Sim. having description of this plant as a reference…
Please help to validate/rectify the identification….
P.S. The name of pics should be read as T. gracile and not T. gracilis, sorry for the ignorance


I think yes.
but correct epithet is gracilis, since -pogon is masculine gender, gracile is neuter, gracilis masculine or feminine.


 
Tragopogon genus is represented in India by following five species which are confined to West Himalaya only:
1. T.dubius Scop.
2. T.gracilis D.Don
3. T.kashmirianus G.Singh
4. T.orientalis L.
5. T.sinuatus Ave- Lall.
Tragopogon gracilis D.Don is a common West Himalayan species found in J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India. In Uttarakhand it occurs above 1500m altitude usually common in Pine forests.
Here photographed near Almora Uttarakhand.
Hope to see T.kashmirianus, a species discovered and described by G.Singh Sir from Kashmir in 1976.  


Many thanks … for showing new and rare species.
Also happy and very proud to know of T. kashmirianus, a species discovered and described by …


It is already there on our website and Flowers of India website

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Tragopogon gracilis from Nohradhar, Himachal Pradesh, May 26, 2015.  

 

  
 
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