Androsace delavayi Franch., J. Bot. (Morot) 9: 456 1895. (Syn: Primula przewalskii Derganc);
 
Dense cushion forming plant with tiny silvery globular rosettes 5mm across, and solitary stalk less white flowers 7-8mm with greenish to yellow eye. Leaves obovate 4-5mm, in-curved, with long silvery white marginal bristles.  
 
 

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VoF Week: Primulaceae – Androsace delavayi Franchet:

Androsace delavayi Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 9: 456. 1895.
Family: Primulaceae
Distibution: China, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Myanmar.
Current pic taken on way to Hem Kunt Sahib.


Beautiful view of habitat and flower of the plant


Correctly identified. This was known as Androsace poissonii to Smythe (who was not a botanist, relying upon Holdsworth in that department) within ‘The Valley of Flowers’ book.
I first came across this species above the Rohtang Pass in H.P. (this seems to be its NWesterly limit along the Himalaya). Flowers of the Himalaya give a distribution of Uttarakhand to SW China on stony slopes @ 4300-5200m but clearly it is found in H.P. as well.
A delightful rock-jasmine with distinctive long silvery-white marginal bristles.


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Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (incl. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight: Androsace delavayi from Himachal: GSG-07 : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1).

Androsace delavayi from Himachal [Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu; 3000 m asl]


Beautiful plant making cushion over surface. Must be above 3600m. I saw it above 4000m in Garhwal with yellowish flowers. It is rarely seen in Uttarakhand.


Thanks … for liking the pic. I clicked this plant on the 4th day of my trek through Great Himalayan National Park. All through we were at altitudes above 3000 m asl. Yes, it could be around 3600 m asl…


Beautiful pictures.

Dense cushion forming plant with tiny silvery globular rosettes 5mm across, and solitary stalk less white flowers 7-8mm with greenish to yellow eye.

Leaves obovate 4-5mm, in-curved, with long silvery white marginal bristles.


This does not match well the foliage of Androsace delavayii I am familiar with from the Rohtang but presumably cannot be anything else?


 

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This species (Androsace delavayi Franc. Syn. A. poissonii Kunth) is a high alpine species and less common in Uttarakhand.
Poor quality is regretted as it is a reproduction from my optical camera photo taken in 1990s.


Amazing records since long 


I think this must be correct.  


 

 
 
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