Pedicularis pyramidata Royle ex Benth., Scroph. Ind. 52 1835. (syn: Pedicularis coeruleo-albescens Wendelbo; Pedicularis kashmiriana Pennell; Pedicularis pectinata var. pyramidata (Royle) Hook. fil.; Pedicularis pyramidata subsp. kashmiriana (Pennell) Tsoong);
NW-India, Afghanistan (Badakshan, Kunar / Nuristan, Orozgan / Daykundi, Parwan, Takhar), Pakistan (Hazara, Chitral, Kurram), Pakistani Kashmir (Astor, Gilgit, Baltistan, Deosai), Jammu & Kashmir (Dras, Kashmir, Ladakh, Zanskar, Poonch) as per Catalogue of Life;

Request for Identification

Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 6th August 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 3850 meters asl.
Plant height: 45-60 cms
Habit/Habitat: Wild herb.


Close up of flower necessary for species identification

Leaves and inflated calyx suggest Pedicularis Pyramidata, but flowers wouldbe conclusive.

To me also appear close to Pedicularis pyramidata as per Type specimen attached. 1 image.


I think looks somewhat different from images at Pedicularis pectinata

Also I could not find a match as per comparative images at Pedicularis

To me it looks closer to P. pyramidata. Needs detail studies.


FOI image of Pedicularis pyramidata:

FOI image of Pedicularis pyramidata is not correct as per GBIF specimen:
It is something else.
Pl. check comparative images at Pedicularis
Pl. correct.

Image in FOI belongs to Pedicularis gracilis Wall. ex Benth. as per images and details herein.

Needs correction in FOI.

See correct images at Pedicularis pyramidata

Removed now.


Scrophulariaceae of the Western Himalayas  By Francis . Pennell (1943- Pedicularis pyramidata Royle ex Benth.)
IIIM (Pedicularis pyramidata Royle ex Benth.- specimen)
PFAF  JSTOR (Type)  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  Useful Tropical Plants

The Plant List  (Pedicularis jainii Aswal & Mehrotra (syn: Pedicularis pyramidata Royle ex Benth. (Unresolved))

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