Herbaceous plant for ID ABNOV2016/02 : 9 posts by 3 authors. 7 IMAGES.
This one was above Triund. I could not place this (I thought of Swertia, Bupleurum, Euphorbia…). Please advise.
Above Triund, Dharamshala, HP
25 October 2016
Swertia no doubt. Don’t know local sp.
Bupleurum to me.
Thank you … I only saw a lone plant on my walk and will keep an eye next year for it.
Certainly Bupleurum (pl. see comparative images here)
Neither it is Bupleurum nor Swertia
It is Swertia not Euphorbia
Although flowers look very different, if it is Swertia, S. alternifolia is the possibility because of alternate leaves altitude matches with its Distribution in Choor and Kedarkanta
This comment in FBI 4: 128 is important “All authors describe the flowers as Golden or yellow, it is probable they have no authority except Royle’s artist, and that the flowers are really Lurid blue”
Does not look like S. alternifolia !
Yes, it looks different as per GBIF specimens also.