Saxifraga saginoides Hook. f. & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 2: 68 68 1858. (Syn: Hirculus saignoides (Hook. f. & Thomson) Losinsk.);

Saxifraga saginoides Hook.f. & Thomson (Saxifragaceae) is a less frequent cushion forming herb in alpine zones of Uttarakhand. It can be seen above 4200 m elevation only in Uttarakhand.

Here photographed in Roopkund area, Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Beautiful, you got good collection .. thanks … for sharing all these interesting find…



TQ: Saxifraga spp from Paddar Valley, J&K : Attachments (3).  6 posts by 3 authors.
Saxifraga species from Paddar Valley, Jammu and Kashmir.
Found flowering in early August.
A mat-forming plant as obvious from the picture.
Please identify. Especially seeking … opinion.
(Pictures not taken by me)

Saxifraga saginoides in my opinion.

… is correct this is S. saginoides

Thanks a lot for the identification!

I think this is correct – though don’t have much to go on.  Interestingly, ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’ give its geographic distribution from Uttarakhand to SW China, on stony slopes & in screes @ 4300-5200m.   Pity no altitude was given when … posted this.
It has been seen above the Rohtang Pass in H.P. (which thus extended its range – this was in the 1980s). The record from Paddar Valley makes it the most North-Westerly to-date.  Stewart did not know it from Pakistan or Kashmir, whilst Saxifragaceae (Flora of Pakistan) has no records.  Perhaps someone will come across it in the main Kashmir Valley one day?
Just goes to show what can be located if higher elevations are visited in the Indian Himalaya.

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