Astragalus himalayanus ?;
Fwd: Astragalus ??himalayanus : 1 post by 1 author.
I have 5 images taken by Krishan Lal, clearly of two separate plants – no locations provided (though would have been somewhere in H.P.) both identified as A.himalayanus -presumably by an expert in the genus.
However, to my eye they clearly belong to separate species.
I consider it would only ADD to the confusion within this genus to post them at this stage, so have decided NOT to.
As I have explained, this is a very large and difficult genus identification-wise.
It would take a long time to scrutinise the whole genus for the Himalaya. At present I am not in a position to do so. Hopefully, at some stage in the future, I will be able to comment meaningfully about these images and then post them.
Sometimes it is better NOT to complicate the situation by adding highly speculative identifications.