Saussurea candolleana (DC.) Sch. Bip., Linnaea 19: 331 (1846). (syn: Saussurea
pterocaulon Decne.
; Aplotaxis candolleana Candolle, Prodr. 6: 541. 1838; Saussurea
var. glabrata Lipschitz; S. candolleana subsp.
platyptera Lipschitz);
Images by Anzar A.Khuroo (1,2-ID by J.M.Garg) and D.S.Rawat (3,4)



Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors. 
Saussurea candolleana (DC.) Sch.Bip. [=Aplotaxis candolleana DC.; Saussurea pterocaulon Decne; Saussurea clarkei Hook.f.] is a common perennial herb in Valley of Flowers.

Nice one …

2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Saussurea candolleana (Asteraceae) photographed in my recent visit to Roopkund-Homkund (Chamoli).

3700m atitude, Near Chandaniya Ghut.

Very beautiful..



ID_Saussurea_Kashmir : 4 posts by 2 authors.

Kindly confirm the ID of the plant from Gulmarg, Kashmir as:

Saussurea candolleana (Candolle) Wallich ex Schultz Bipontinus, Linnaea. 19: 331. 1846.

I think matches with … post at



Annonated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (Saussurea candolleana (DC.) Sch. Bip.) 

Flora of China (Saussurea candolleana (Candolle) Wallich ex Schultz Bipontinus with Aplotaxis candolleana Candolle as synonym) 

The Plant List 1 (Saussurea candolleana (Wall.) C.B.Clarke with Aplotaxis candolleana DC. as synonym) The Plant List 2 (Saussurea pterocaulon Decne.- Unresolved)  The Plant List 3 (Saussurea clarkei Hook.f.- Unresolved)

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