Androsace umbellata (Lour.) Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 15: 237 1919. (Syn: Androsace carnosula Duby; Androsace carnulosa Duby; Androsace orbicularis Roem. & Schult.; Androsace patens C.Wright ex A.Gray; Androsace rotundifolia Sm. [Illegitimate]; Androsace rotundifolia Lehm. ex Roem. & Schult. [Invalid]; Androsace saxifragifolia Bunge; Drosera umbellata Lour.; Primula minutiflora Forrest; Primula umbellata (Lour.) Bentv.);
N. Pakistan to Russian Far East and Philippines (N. Luzon), NE. New Guinea: Amur, Bangladesh, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Primorye, Taiwan, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Umbelled Rock Jasmine
The plant has long petioled ovate-cordate leaves, white flowers in umbel, entire calyx lobes, corolla slightly longer than calyx, lobes oblong to obovate, almost entire at tip; capsule globose.


Morni Hills 2014: Primula umbellata:: NS Feb 03 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments(6).
This is also a common spring weed in Morni Hills…
I hope this is Androsace umbellata (Lour.) Merr.
Please validate…

Excellent and very depictive photos of Androsace umbellata, a fairly common spring herb of lower hills.

Thanks … for valuable inputs and appreciation…



Androsace umbellata (Lour.) Merrill in Philipp. Sc. 15:239. 1919.
Syn: Androsace saxifragifolia Bunge; A. patens Wright
Thanks to this episode I could identify this distinct annual species rarely ascending above 1400 m in India.
The plant has long petioled ovate-cordate leaves, white flowers in umbel, entire calyx lobes, corolla slightly longer than calyx, lobes oblong to obovate, almost entire at tip; capsule globose.
Photographed from Morni hills in Haryana in April. 

This small herb with cream flowers was recorded from Morni Hills of Haryana Siwaliks..
Androsace umbellata (Lour.) Merr.

You photographed at better time.

Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (incl. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight: Androsace umbellata from Himachal: GSG-11 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Androsace umbellata from Himachal [Mandi; 900 m asl]

Beautiful upload along with many others.
Great documentation about Himalayan flora.
Androsace is distinguished from Primula by its smaller flowers usually less than 1.3 cm across, and its short corolla tube shorter than calyx which is narrowed and thickened at the mouth; style short.
Many sp. are mat or cushion forming. 22 ssp in Himalaya

Plumbaginaceae, Primulaceae & Myrsinaceae Fortnight 1-14June2014: Androsace umbellata from Uttarakhand_DSR_11 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Androsace umbellata (Lour.) Merr. (syn. A. saxifragaefolia Bunge) is a common low altitude species in Uttarakhand. Shot in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

A complete shot … thanks…

SK161OCT24-2016:ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Chitwan National Park , Nepal on 13 january 2013 at 600 ft.

I hope Androsace umbellata.

Thank you for ID. Androsace umbellata (Lour.) Merr. (accepted name)

… must be correct – this is the only Androsace found at such low elevations. In Nepal recorded from 270-1500m (so this if altitude correct, is even lower). Stewart described it as our only plains species of the genus for Pakistan & Kashmir. Nasir in Primulaceae of Pakistan spoke of the only spring annual. Usually found as an undergrowth in shady places or near streams, ditches or moist embankments.


Identification of herb.: 2 high res. images.

Please identify this herb species
location: Modinagar, Ghaziabad

It should be Androsace umbellata



POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  BSI Flora of India Checklist (Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal) Androsace World  Flora of China  Flora of Pakistan  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India
Aquatic and Semi-aquatic Plants of the Lower Ganga Delta: Its Taxonomy … By Kumudranjan Naskar (1990)

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