Fragaria nilgerrensis Schltdl. ex J.Gay, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 8:206. 1857 (Syn: Fragaria elatior Wight & Arn. (Unresolved); Fragaria hayatai Makino (Unresolved); Fragaria nilgerrensis subsp. hayatae (Makino) Staudt; Fragaria nilgerrensis var. nilgerrensis ; Potentilla nilgerrensis (Schltdl. ex J.Gay) Mabb. (Unresolved));
SW. India, Nepal to Central China and N. Indo-China: Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: Nilgiri Strawberry
[China, E India, Nepal, Sikkim, N Vietnam] from Flora of China;
Perennial herb. Leaves 3 x 5 cm, subcoriaceous, hirsute, especially below; stipules sheathing; rachis to 7 cm long; mid-leaflets obovate, 3.5 x 2.5 cm, base cuneate, margin deeply serrate; laterals oblique, 2.5 x 2 cm. Cymes erect, to 5 cm long; peduncles golden villous. Petals elliptic, 5 mm, yellow. Stamens numerous. Pistils numerous, on a convex receptacle; ovule 1. Achenes numerous, on fleshy torus.
Flowering and fruiting: February-April
Peninsular India (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Rosaceae Fortnight 1-14 Sep.2015: Fragaria daltoniana from Uttarakhand_DSR_Sep_8/8 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Fragaria daltoniana J.Gray photographed in Sunderdhunga valley (2700m), Uttarakhand.
Spreading hairs on petiole, appressed calyx in fruit are creating doubt.
Thank you for the correction in ID Sir.
A specimen from India at Kew:
also indicate my plant as F.nilgerrensis and has less resemblance to F.daltoniana specimen at Kew:
This species is not reported from Uttarakhand though known in adjacent Nepal.
More research and a new record for you from Western Himalayas