Theropogon pallidus (Wall. ex Kunth) Maxim., Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 15: 90 1871. (Syn: Ophiopogon minor Royle ex Hook.f. [Invalid]; Ophiopogon mollis Royle [Invalid]; Ophiopogon pallidus Wall. ex Kunth);
Common name: Himalayan Theropogon
Theropogon pallidus (Asparagaceae) from Uttarakhand : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Theropogon pallidus (Wall. ex Kunth) Maxim. (Liliaceae) is an unfrequent lily found in temperate Himalaya from Uttarakhand to Arunachal Pradesh.
Without flowers it resembles grasses/ sedges as visible in first picture, therefore, escapes notice. Most often it occurs as epiphyte over moist rocks or tree trunks. Flowers are tiny, hardly up to 1 cm across.
Now it is in Asparagaceae.
It is a new addition to eflora India.
Photographed in Kali Valley of Pithoragarh district Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2000m.
Theropogon pallidus (Wall. ex Kunth) Maxim.
Himalayan Theropogon Lily
Family – Asparagaceae
Photographed at Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
In June 2022