China (Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi,
Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Tibet, N-India, S-India, Darjeeling, Assam,
Nepal,
Thailand, NW-Vietnam, Afghanistan (Kunar / Nuristan, Laghman), Myanmar
[Burma] (Shan), Bhutan, Sikkim, Pakistan (Chitral, Swat, Hazara, Murree), Jammu
& Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir),
Pakistani Kashmir (Astor)
as per Catalogue of Life;
Keys available at Flora of China and Flora of Pakistan;
 

Plants 3.5-45 cm tall. Stem densely to sparsely pubescent. Leaves ovate to broadly ovate, less commonly orbicular-ovate, 2-7 cm long, 1.4-4.5 cm wide, base truncate or rounded, less often broadly cuneate to subcordate, margin subentire to occasionally prominently dentate, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Inflorescence simple or branched, pubescent with short glandular hairs, less commonly glabrous; flowering pedicel erect or ascending, glabrous; flowers clustered at apex of raceme and opening before elongation of raceme axis, with a minute setaceous bracteole at base. Buds glabrous, rarely glabrescent; ovary with uncinate hairs at anthesis; floral tube nearly absent to 0.3 mm. Sepals oblong to ovate, apex rounded to obtuse. Petals white or pink, narrowly to broadly obovate in outline, apical notch 1/4-1/2 length of petal; petal lobes rounded. Uncinate hairs of fruit unpigmented.

Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola is close relative of Circaea alpina subsp. angustifolia, but differs from the latter in its leaves ovate (vs. elliptic to trullate), base rounded to subcordate, rarely broadly cuneate (vs. narrowly to broadly cuneate).
Flowering from June to September; fruiting from August to November.
Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola is occurring in Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang of China, NE Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, N Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, NW Vietnam.
Growing in cool moist places along streams, thickets, deciduous and coniferous forests in mountains; 2000-4000 m.
Author(s): Wen, Jun             Rights holder(s): Wen, Jun (from Plants of Tibet on 27.10.14)

 

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IID Request- En-route Chodwar Camp site at GHNP – PKA18 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6).
Seen this small herb with very small size flowers en-route Chodwar (GHNP) at altitude of approx 2800m in the forest cover..
Date/Time: 25-09-2014 / 02:30PM


This is most probably Circaea alpina (Onagraceae)


efi page on Circaea alpina


It is Circaea alpina L. subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. (Onagraceae). A common temperate and alpine herb throughout Himalaya.


I think yes.

 

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Plant for ID ABAUG2016/21 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 6 images.
This small herbaceous plant reminded me first of a Lindernia but the flowers born on tall stems ruled that possibility out. Please help identify it.
Mcleodganj-Triund, HP
2700m and above.
06 August 2016.


Circaea alpina ssp. imaicola (Onagraceae).


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I found several plants, which … had helped identify, making a ground cover yesterday and took some photos to share here.

Circaea alpina var. imaicola
4 images.

 

 

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This one is being submitted for identification…. … have uploaded same plant… identified as Arabidopsis himalaica by … ….these are mine pics.. expecting to get id… shot from various
places during both the treks.. to VOF and to Hemkunt Sahib…

yes right id


May have to rethink about this and second one (young flowering) uploaded by … Notched petals appear strange. Please upload if you can locate some fruits.


I am sorry for not having any fruit pics…infact I could not see any..


Perhaps seeing it after 40 years, but if I am not wrong this should be Circaea alpina.


Perhaps you have resolved the identity…this looks like Circaea alpina…never heard about this…thanks a lot sir…


Wonderful identification …! Experience of a seasoned botanist shows!


Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. as per images, details and keys herein.

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Circaea alpina from Valley
Pls validate


Yes … Very Good photographs.


Nice catch … I think the plant which i had seen looks similar to yr plant. Kindly have a look at this post …

Yes … your also looks similar


Except for its condensed nature, I have never seen like this.


Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. as per images, details and keys herein.

 

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Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Circaea alpina for validation Attachments (5). 5 posts by 3 authors.

This very small herb was shot during our recent tour to the Chakrata area, earlier I had recorded this during Valley of Flowers Trip..
Hope I am right in matching this with Circaea alpina L. which was identified by …


Flower size looks larger, or is it the macro?


Sir, if it looks bigger, may be due to Macro.. the flower size was similar to the one seen during VOF Trek…


Circaea alpina.
Very good pictures of a Onagraceae member


Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. as per images, details and keys herein.

 

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Plant ID_Kashmir : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).

Please help in the ID of the plant. Picture taken at Khilanmarg.


I hope Circaea alpina, especially the last photograph.


Yes C. alpina as suggested by …

Common in sub alpine and alpine zones in moist shady areas, between boulders with mosses.


All the pics belong to same, Circaea alpina


Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. as per images, details and keys herein.
Seen this plant at VoF
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 09:00AM


Close up of young flowering top of Arabidopsis himalaica I Hope


“May have to rethink about this and second one (young flowering) uploaded by … Notched petals appear strange. Please upload if you can locate some fruits.”


Could this be Circaea alpina subsp. micrantha.
Ref: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=240010102
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Thought about this after identifying another plant as Circaea alpina, but never seen such condensed inflorescence and congested leaves in that plant.


Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. as per images, details and keys herein.


Herb from Rudranaath track for ID 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).  
Pic is taken in the month of August 2012 from 2900m masl.


Circaea alpina (Onagraceae). Probably already identified in a separate post.

Also check in eFI


Yes it is Circaea alpina and thanks to all members and experts


Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. as per images, details and keys herein.


 

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Herb from Rudranaath track for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Pic is taken in the month of August 2012 from 2900m masl.


Please check for Circaea alpina ssp. imaicola (Onagraceae).


Circaea alpina subsp. imaicola (Asch. & Magnus) Kitam. as per images, details and keys herein.


   

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