Luisia zeylanica ?


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Uttarakhand has three Luisia species- L.brachystachys, L.trichorhiza and L.zeylanica but I am not able to place it in any of them since lacking specimens. Hope … will be able to determine. Photographed in Pindar valley of Chamoli district at an altitude of 750m, growing over bare rock in July.  

This could be Luisia trichorhiza. The leaf has equal thickness along the whole length. In Luisia zeylanica it is slightly tapering and leaves are not erect either.

I will call this Luisia zeylanica, but that’s just a guess as the leaves are tapering towards apex.

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