Trachydium roylei Lindl., J.F.Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts.: 232 (1835) (syn: Aulacospermum roylei (Lindl.) P. Kachroo, U. Dhar & A.R. Naqshi);
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N. Pakistan to W. Himalaya, SW. & E. Tibet to China (W. Sichuan) as per POWO;
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China (W-Sichuan), Tibet, India (C- to NW-Himalaya), Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), Pakistan (Swat, Hazara) as per Catalogue of Life;
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a herb from high altitudes: Here I am with one more herb from Himachal. This plant is quite common between 3400-4000m altitude. It’s a tiny herb aall.nd I don’t think it grows very tall. I could neither get a good photo of this plant nor of the inflorescence. Still I hope somebody will be able to ID this plant.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.


Appear as Trachydium roylei (Apiaceae)!


Interesting plant. Thanks for sharing this tiny herb Royle’s TrachydiumHindi: Churoo



Trachydium roylei Lindl. in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 232. 1835
SynAulacospermum roylei (Lindl.) Kachroo, U. Dhar & Naqshi
Small perennial herb of subalpine and alpine zone with decumbent short stem; basal leaves 2-3-pinnate with linear segments;Involucre of many pinnate, leaf-like bracts; rays 5-10, up to 15 cm long; involucel bracts similar; flowers white, calyx teeth obsolete. fruit ovate, 5 mm long, 3 mm broad, stylopodium black in fruit.
Unfortunately both Trachydium roylei Lindl. and Aulacospermum roylei (Lindl.) Kachroo, U. Dhar & Naqshi are listed as accepted names in The Plant List, without even listing the basionym under later.
Photographed from above Chopta near Tungnath, in Uttarakhand

Our database has only vegetative specimen earlier., 


Thanks, …,  for detailed presentation.



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Please help in ID of this unique dwarf umbelifer with pinnate involucre bracts photographed from near Chopta Uttarakhand on May 31, 2013 with distinctive pinnately divided involucre bracts with linear segments.


It has been identified as Trachydium roylei


Meeboldia achilleifolia (DC.) P.K.Mukh. & Constance


This has been identified as Trachydium roylei
Looks different from images at Meeboldia achilleifolia



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Another apiaceae for ID ABJUL2017/14 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

These beautiful tiny flowers were near the sedum. I cannot place this plant too. Please help in identifying it.
Ilaqa, Dharamshala, HP
3300m
10-11 July 2017

Trachydium roylei perhaps? 


Yes, appears close to images at Aulacospermum roylei


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