Meconopsis paniculata (D. Don) Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 64: 316 1896. (Syn: Meconopsis horridula var. lutea G.Taylor; Meconopsis longipetiolata G.Taylor ex Hay; Meconopsis napaulensis DC.; Meconopsis napaulensis f. fuscopurpurea (Hook.) ; Meconopsis paniculata var. elata Prain; Meconopsis prainiana var. lutea (G.Taylor) Grey-Wilson; Meconopsis wallichii Hook.; Meconopsis wallichii var. fuscopurpurea Hook.fil.; Papaver napaulense (DC.) Christenh. & Byng; Papaver paniculatum D. Don; Papaver wallichii (Hook.) Christenh. & Byng; Stylophorum nepalense (DC.) Spreng.; Stylophorum paniculatum (D. Don) Don);
India (Uttar Pradesh, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal), Sikkim,
Nepal, Bhutan, N-Burma, S-Tibet as per Catalogue of Life;
A purple stigma, and flowers produced in panicles are the most apparent characters which differentiate it (Meconopsis paniculata) from the closely related species M. autumnalis and M. robusta, respectively.
Meconopsia paniculata (D.Don.) Prain : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6).
Date: 25 JULY, 2014
Location: Kalinchok, Dolakha District, East Nepal
Altitude : 12500 ft.
Wah! Wondeful captures!!! Thanks, … All your posts are worth seeing.
Meconopsis species are beautiful and delicate flowered plants. Also found in Uttarakhand. Incidentally, I also photographed a yellow Meconopsis from an alpine zone of Uttarakhand few days back. Will share later.
The plant uploaded may be Meconopsis autumnalis commonly known as Napalese autumn poppy
I could not differentiate between the plants. Request experts to help for proper ID.
Good to hear from you, as well as the others involved with the eFlora.
I’ve taken a careful look at the attached photographs and can confirm the identity of the species is Meconopsis paniculata. A purple stigma, and flowers produced in panicles are the most apparent characters which differentiate it from the closely related species M. autumnalis and M. robusta, respectively.
I hope this helps. If you have any other issues with Meconopsis or Papaveraceae, feel free to get in touch.
Thank you for taking pain to identify the plant.