Cirsium falconeri (Hook.f.) Petr.

SIR-see-um — Greek kirsion (kind of thistle)Dave’s Botanary
fal-KON-er-ee — named for Hugh Falconer, Scottish doctor, geologist and botanist in IndiaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Falconer’s thistle • Nepali: गिद्ध प्वांखे giddh pwankhe
Native to: Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), Myanmar, s Tibet
References: Flowers of IndiaAnnotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal
at Auli on 31 JUL 12

Yes … Very good upload.

I was prompted to check postings of Cirsium falconeri on eFI as I mentioned the species in images of the habitat of Inula royleana I have just posted.

Sorry, I have doubts about whether this is C.falconeri, which I shall be posting images of from Kashmir.  Shall come back to these images and comment further.  Must try to stick to concentrating on Inulas FIRST!   But attention should always be drawn to possible, probable or definite misidentifications, at the earliest opportunity.

Cirsium falconeri (Family: Asteraceae) at Auli.

Yes … Very good photographs.

Seems to be a repeat posting – see my previous comments.


in Dharamshala– Aug’09?;  Manali, Himachal Pradesh in October, 2009; Cirsium falconeri – indiantreepix | Google Groups Cirsium falconeri from Manali – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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