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.

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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.


 
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