Aconitum balfourii Stapf, ; Ann. B. G. Calc. 10: 160, t. 104 (1905). (Syn: Aconitum atrox (Bruhl) Mukerjee; Aconitum ferox var. atrox Bruhl; Caltha codua Buch.-Ham.) as per Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal ;
The whole plant is highly toxic – simple skin contact has caused numbness in some people .
Tsarong. Tsewang. J. Tibetan Medicinal Plants
(From PFAF )
Aconitum sp (ferox or balfourii) From main Valley of Flowers
In Book by Murty it is written as Aconitum balfourii
FoI as Aconitum ferox
Pls validate which one
It would be interesting to know differentiating key for these two species. Perhaps original description of A. balfourii from Stapf’s paper should help.
This plant was towards ending site of valley.
May be of some use
According to cited publication A. ferox does not grow west of Nepal. I think we settle for A. balfouri
RANUNCULACEAE Fortnight: Aconitum balfourii (??) from Uttarakhand_DSR_Jan 2015_11 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
This Aconite is probably Aconitum balfourii Stapf and photographed in Valley of Flowers.
The Plant List 2013 indicates this name as synonym of A. lethale though Flora of India vol-1 mentions it as A.balfouri Stapf.
However, I am not sure about the ID
Flora of Uttarakhand- Aconitum ferox ? : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)
Captured on 12/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Valley of Flowers (around 12500 ft.).
One more lovely plant from your trip collection….TFS
Aconitum for ID :: Ghangaria-Hemkund, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKDEC-02 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Saw this Aconitum enroute Hemkund from Ghangria in the upper reaches, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID.
Pl. check comparative images at
Pl. check images at Aconitum balfourii Stapf
I am not sure.
I think yes A. balfourii
I guess ID is correct !
Aconitum (Ranunculaceae) for ID from Sandakphu, Darjeeling : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Kindly help in id.
Aconitum palmatum D.Don
Carpels are glabrous in A. palmatum, here densely villous, A. balfouri I hope
The Plant List Ver. 1.1 (Aconitum lethale Griff. syn. Aconitum balangrense Lauener; Aconitum balfourii Stapf, Aconitum deltoideum Lauenar; Aconitum falconeri Holmes ex Stapf .; Aconitum ferox var. spicatum Brühl; Aconitum laciniatum var. fractiflexum Lauener; Aconitum patulum Tamura; Aconitum spicatum (Brühl) Stapf; Aconitum tamuranum Lauenar; Caltha codua Buch.-Ham.)
The Plant List 2 (Aconitum atrox (Brühl) Mukerjee as a syn. of Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser. ) Aconitum balfourii Stapf: A rare medicinal herb from Himalayan Alpine