Delphinium cashmerianum Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 55 1834. (Syn: Delphinium aitchisonii Huth);
NE. Pakistan to Himalaya and Tibet: Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Jammu & Kashmir (Dras, Ladakh, Zanskar), India (Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh), Pakistan (Chitral), Pakistani Kashmir (Hazara, Gilgit, Baltistan), Nepal, Tibet as per CoL;
Common name: Kashmir Larkspur

One more Delphinium: 3 high res. images.
Another Delphinium sp.
Near Nichnai, Sonamarg (3700 m)
At moist sites near streams.

May be D. cashmerianum

Yes typical D. cashmerianum infl.


Delphinium cashmerianum from Paddar valley J&K : Attachments (1).  4 posts by 2 authors.

Botanical name: Delphinium cashmerianum
Family: Ranunculaceae
Location: Paddar valley J&K
Date: 2nd August 2011
Altitude: 3500 meters asl

Checking at the description and photographs on the net I find there is lot of mix up between D. brunonianum, D. cashmerianum and D. vestitum. Even the plant depicted in Flowers of Himalayas as D. cashmerianum does seem to have leaves much different than found typically in D. cashmerianum

Not the Photograph of Flowers of Himalayas but description seems to match this plant of D. cashmerianum (which says it resembles D. brunonianum but differs in not being glandular hairy in upper parts and smaller less inflated flowers mostly 2-3 cm)
Your plant in that respect seems to be correctly identified as D. cashmerianum in your another mail (although flowers are fairly large in your plant).

Can this plant be Delphinium himalayae
I have seen the photograph of this plant on the wall calender of BGSB University Rajouri during my recent visit.
Kindly confirm the D.

I think D. himalayai is a much different plant with purplish blue flowers in one-sided spikes, flowers blackish in centre. Pl. see plate 5 of Flowers of Himalaya. Also check the following:
Plus it is not reported from NW Himalayas.



Amarnath Yatra : Campanula Sp??? (NSJ-03 02/09/2013) : Attachments (3).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Campanula Sp??? for ID
Location – On the way to Panjtarni
Altitude: 12000′
Date Aug 12, 2013

It is Delphinium sp (Ranunculaceae), leaves visible are of another plant.

I hope D. cashmerianum


Amarnath Yatra -Delphinium Sp.?? for ID (NSJ-01 – 27/08/2013) : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Delphinium Sp?? for ID
On the way to Panjtarni
Altitude – 12500′
Date Aug 12, 2013

I hope D. cashmerianum

Campanulaceae and Gentianaceae Fortnight::Campanula Sp??? (NSJ-02) : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).
The photo was taken at an altitude of approx 12500′ on the way to Amarnath yatra (Aug 13) ID requested.

It is Delphinium sp. (Ranunculaceae) and I think the leaves visible with flowers are of another plant.

The flower seems to be Meconopsis sp.

Flower I hope is Delphinium, perhaps D. brunonianum

efi page on Delphinium brunonianum

Delphinium cashmerianum Royle as per Amarnath Yatra : Campanula Sp??? (NSJ-03 02/09/2013)


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