Fragaria daltoniana J.Gay, 204 1857. (syn: Fragaria rubiginosa Lacaita; Fragaria sikkimensis Kurz; Fragaria vesca var. collina Hook. fil.; Potentilla daltoniana (J.Gay) Mabb.);
Himalaya to Tibet and N. Myanmar: Assam, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Similar to F. nubicola but leaflets obovate, 0.8-2.5 x 0.7-2cm, with 4-6 broad teeth on each side, not silky beneath but with fewer appressed or spreading hairs, on distinct petiolules 1-3mm; petioles 1-4cm, with ± appressed or spreading pale brown or whitish hairs, calyx lobes ovate-triangular, entire or with 1-2 small teeth near apex; epicalyx segments coarsely toothed with 1-3 large teeth on each side; petals smaller, 5-8mm, sometimes conical and pink or whitish when ripe, 2-2.2 x 1-1.3cm.

Fl. June-July
Mountain meadows and clearings in Hemlock and Fir forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

SK665 21 JUL-2017:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Tukuche, Mustang, Nepal
Date: 12 April  2017
Altitude: 8000 ft.
Fragaria nubicola Lindl. ex Lacaita or some other Fragaria ?

Also check for F.vesca.

Can it be Fragaria daltoniana as per keys available at Fragaria nubicola ?

Looks like ! Need validation !

Yes, Sir

F.vesca not listed in Nepal. ID validation please !

Fragaria nubicola Lindl. ex Lacaita
Nepali Names : भुई ऐंसेलु Bhuin Ainselu /  भुई काफल Bhuin Kaafal

No. It’s Fragaria daltoniana as per earlier feedback.

Thank you … Fragaria daltoniana Gay


SK1221 21 JUNE 2018 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Location: Jaubari, Sandakphu, India
Date: 13 May 2018
Altitude: 10000 ft.
Habit : Wild
Fragaria again!  ??

Pl check details and keys at

Thank you … Fragaria daltoniana Gay
Nepali Names : भुई ऐंसेलु Bhuin Ainselu /  भुई काफल Bhuin Kaafal 


SK 3622 20 August 2022: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Humla, Simikot,  Nepal
Altitude:  3200m.
Date: 10 June 1022

Habit : Wild 

Fragaria daltoniana Gay ? Only this image!

Yes, appears close as per GBIF specimen from Nepal.

Checklist of Nepal gives its elevation as 2000-2800 m.
However, for Fragaria rubiginosa Lacaita elevation is given as 2800-3600 m (which has been given as a syn. of Fragaria daltoniana as per POWO)

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