Acanthocalyx nepalensis (D. Don) M. J. Cannon, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 12(1): 12. 1984. (syn: Morina betonicoides Benth.; Morina nana Wall.; Morina nepalensis D. Don);
China (Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim,
Chumbi, Darjeeling, Assam, N-Myanmar [Burma]
as per Catalogue of Life;


ID-Tabish-Sikkim-2016-02 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Small herb with thorny leaf-margins and tubular purple flowers which are hairy on the outside.
Found at altitudes of 3000-4500 in East Sikkim
Flowering in June
ID help needed

This species is Acanthocalyx nepalensis (D.Don) M.J.Conon.
Commonly found in alpine regions of Eastern Himalaya




Help for species identification : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb or more. 

Please help in the identification of attached species recorded from the Tawang area, Arunachal Pradesh (altitude around 4000 meter).

Pl. check at 

Thank you for the quick reply.
It seems like Carthamus  sp. Looking forward for more response on this sp.

To me looks different from species available at efi site so far as per Carthamus
Also could not find a match at Carduoideae 

Tricholepis amplexicaulis  ??  

I do not think matches with images at Tricholepis amplexicaulis C.B.Clarke

could try Morina spp

Morina nepalensis D.Don.

T​hanks … It is also known as ​Acanthocalyx nepalensis.

thank god. finally !!! i was going crazy with so  many thorny hairs on leaves and even what looks like a withering bunch of flowers or developing fruit. did not match any of the morinas we had. l learned that i have to go beyond what we have. ONE NEW MORINA for our page … wonder what does the flower look like???

can we have a follow up, with flowers, next spring may be? …


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