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Lithophyte for id from Rohtang Pass- Thylacospermum? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

This mat forming lithophyte was recorded from Rohtang Pass, Manali, identification needed..
Recorded in October 2015..
Is it some Thylacospermum sp. or else?

Androsace?

Androsace sp to me.

Certainly not Thylacospermum which makes hard and tough cushion which is difficult to uproot.


Androsace species so far in efi 


On checking all the listed species in BSI flora of India Checklist, I feel it may be Androsace muscoidea Duby as per images and details herein, with capsules (?) been seen (as flowers are gone).
Also see images from Androsace world and GBIF specimens.
Some other possibilities may be Androsace mucronifolia and Androsace robusta and Androsace russellii (but no distribution in Himachal except for Androsace mucronifolia (POWO specimen) and GBIF specimens)


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