Androsace sarmentosa ?;

Androsace sarmentosa Wallich in Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 14. 1824.
Family: Primulaceae
Distribution: India, Nepal, China, Pakistan.

Current pic taken on way to Hem Kunt Sahib.

Is this Androsace sarmentosa or A.studiosorum. See my other recent posts about the difficulties distinguishing between these species. 





This is one more set of Androsace sp photographs from VoF.

Looks like Androsace sarmentosa

Some leaves would help

Looks similar to that on Pl.79 of the book FOH.

Good one again. Leaves would have helped.

Does this come within Androsace sarmentosa or A.studiosorum?  Interesting that in ‘The Valley of Flowers’ book it is called A.primuloides, which was previously considered (certainly in Stewart’s day up to 1970s and ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’ (1980s) to be the species found in Kashmir which became A.studiosorum.  According to ‘Tibetan Medicinal Plants’ A.sarmentosa has an inflorescence with brown & wavy hairs, leaves with a broader petiole, narrower bracts cf. A.studiosorum (which has an inflorescence with villous, white hairs).

However, they also say the 2 species overlap in Kumaon, Tehri-Garwhal, Lahoul, Chamba and parts of Western Nepal, where plants exist which cannot be assigned with certainty to either species.

Does anyone know of further studies about this?



Id_Kashmir : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Please help in ID of this Alpine species..
Locality: Nichnai, Sonamarg, Kashmir
Altitude: above 4000 m

Looks like some Androsace sp. (Primulaceae).

Androsace studiosarum?

Androsace sermentosa ?

Androsace sarmentosa is my guess as well, but I see the flower shape slightly different, and size…

Thanks for correspondence. I can also say that this picture may be of Androsace sermentosa but can’t confirm because I never collected flora from that region. Leaves of this picture are not quite clear to identify because many species of Primula are also grown in that region hence confirmation it really very tough task.


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