Ericaceae (inc. Vacciniaceae) Fortnight : Gaultheria for ID from Sikkim, India: 110414: SCAPR-06 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
…, Please help for the ID.
This species of Gaultheria found abundantly in the Yumthang Valley (just beside the Yumthang river) associated with some carpet willows. Sorry for not having the flower/fruits in the photographs.
The red catkins in the photographs belonging to Salix.
The leaves rather look like any Fragaria…
… correct, but associated with Gaultheria trichophylla Royle var ovata Panda & Sanjappa. Actually throughout Yumthang valley, only G. trichophylla is predominant and forming a mat! some populations with var. ovata