Pedicularis porrecta Wall. ex Benth., Scroph. Ind. 52 (1835).;
Common name: Paired Flower Lousewort
S-Himalaya, Nepal as per Catalogue of life;
3600-4600 m; Himalaya (Chamba to Sikkim), S. Tibet as per Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal;

Pedicularis porrecta from Valley
pls validate

I think yes

Wonderful! One peculiarity of Pedicularis porrecta is that there are only two flowers in each node. Your pictures illustrate it well.


Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Pedicularis porrecta from Tungnath, Uttarakhand-GS-30 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Pedicularis porrecta Wall. ex Benth., ; Scroph. Ind. 52 (1835).
Photographed from near Tungnath in Uttarakhand


Pedicularis porrecta? ABAUG2017/17 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

One last pedicularis from my Indrahar trek. Could this be P. process? Please advise.
Pedicularis porrecta?
Indrahar pass trek, Dharamshala, HP
3500m and above
28-29 July 2017

I think appears closer to images at Pedicularis porrecta

on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.); Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb47 for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups


This Pedicularis sp. is from Vasundhara falls. Its a erect herb and leaves were blackish brown.

Pedicularis porrecta???

Yes Pedicularis porrecta

Requested to please ID this Pedicularis seen after the reaching the Valley of flowers, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
These look different than the ones I posted earlier today.

I think close to images at

Thanks … for the ID. They do look similar.


unknown Pedicularis : 3 posts by 2 authors.

would anybody know the species name?
ca 3000m above the forest in a dry meadow
Nepal Sherpaland (green trail on photo)

I think Pedicularis porrecta Wall. ex Benth. as per comparative images at Pedicularis


SK 3220 12 September 2021: 11 high res. images.

Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude: 2500m.
Date: 25 August 2021 
Habit : Wild
Looks different from P. gracilis. Some of its subsp./ var ?

This may be Pedicularis gracilis subsp. subsp. brunoniana (Wall. ex Pennell) Husain & Garg (syn: Pedicularis gracilis subsp. brunoniana (Wall. ex Pennell) T. Husain & Arti Garg) only as per Catalogue of Life & as per details at Pedicularis gracilis Wall. Ex Benth. (Scrophulariaceae) Complex in the Himalayas – A Taxonomic Reinvestigation– Tariq Husain Arti Garg- March 2003 Taiwania 48(1).

May I request Arti ji to pl. confirm or otherwise. 
Another possibility can be Pedicularis porrecta Wall. ex Benth., but elevation looks a bit on the lower side.

Sure … Better to get opinion from her. P. porrect elevation is much different.

This is closer to P. porrecta Wall. ex Benth. on basis of photographs.
Could you allow me to use the photograph in case I need to compare with my new species, with due acknowledgement.

Yes you can … with my copyright. By the way I could not find the keys and description for this sp. and looks much difference in the elevation. Could you please share if you have ?



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