Aconitum laeve Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 56 1834. (Syn: Aconitum vitifolium Royle ex Stapf);
Common name: Grape-Leaved Monkshood
Ranunculaceae Fortnight: Aconitum laeve from Uttarakhand-GSJAN04 : 8 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (5)
syn: A. lycoctonum auct. (non Linn.)
Perennial herb very distinct from other species by its helmet which is longer than broad; sparingly branched, viscid hairy especially in upper part; basal leaves with long petioles, upper gradually smaller, palmatisect into 5 to 9 lobes; flowers in branched racemes, purple to nnearly white, bracts filiform; flowers with helmet wide base, suddenly tapered into cylindrical hood; follicles 3, 10-14 mm long, spreading, hairy.
Photographed from Forest below Chopta in Uttarakhand
Thanks … for suggestion
I will check when full description of A. pseudolaeve is available, but as I understand
1. Species is not reported from India in Flora of India vol. 1
2. The species is reported from Korea only.
Yes Sir it is A.laeve, an Aconite found at lowest altitude in Uttarakhand.
Thanks … for validation.
Yes Sir, Aconitum laeve. I have seen its pure creamy-white flowered variants as well in kashmir.
FOH mentions a sentence about Aconitum as Hood 3 times taller than broad..
This may be Aconitum leave. If you have good image please post high resolution photo.
Thanks … But the flower has a clearly single spur and not the hood as in Aconitum.
I’ll post few more pics of the same
Side view of the flower dear … if you have.
Aconitum laeve Royle as per images and details herein.
yes, it is Aconitum laeve