Potentilla multifida L. aggregate;
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Rosaceae herb : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Potentilla sp ?, prostrate herb near the Leh – Keylong Highway

Potentilla anserina

Potentilla multifida var. multifida ??

This is Potentilla multifida agg. There are many species included in the aggregate – all practically indistinguishable for a non-specialist.


ID help for unknown Potentilla : 5 posts by 3 authors. 1 correct image as above.

Location : Zara Valley, Ladakh
Elevation : 5000m.
Date : 3 August 2020
Habit : Dry rock slope
I think these are the same species but may not be!!!

Image 2 looks like Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf!
Image 1 Potentilla multifida L. ??
Please check Potentilla ! 

May I request you to pl. post high resolution images for proper id.

Potentillas are tricky even when you have a herbary specimen, not speaking about low resolution images. I agree that the first image could be placed with some certainty in Potentilla multifida agg. The second I don’t dare guess, but I am sure it is not Potentilla pamirica as was suggested. It´s all a job for experts.

For I’d 140722 JM 2: 3 images- 1 high res.
Request for I’d of both these plants.
Taken on 15.6.22 in South Pullu at around 15000 ft. while going up from Leh to Khardung La (17800 ft.).

Can it be Potentilla multifida L. aggregate as per images herein and as per FOI and GBIF ?

I guess it is correct

Possible. There are three varieties of this species in W Himalaya. These could be radical leaves…


Potentilla multifida L. aggregate ?: 10 images.
In the wild area of a hotel, in Hunder, in Nubra, Ladakh, on 16.6.22.

I guess you are right

In the wild area of a hotel, in Hunder, in Nubra, Ladakh, on 16.6.22.
Pl. confirm or otherwise.

Looks matching!

I feel this is P. multifida only. In irrigated fields and wet meadows forms are a bit different. As such, there are three varieties of this taxon in the region.


Ladakh, August 2022 :: Potentilla (?) for ID :: ARK2022-161: 3 high res. images.
This was at a small meadow just before Pangong tso.
Requested to please provide ID. Is this some Potentilla?

Appears so.
Pl. check https://efloraofindia.com/2011/03/24/potentilla/

Can this be Potentilla pamirica?

I think it is more close to the images at Potentilla multifida
Pl. check.

I thought, although the leaves are not as ‘hairy’ as P. pamirica, they did not match completely with P. multifida.

P. multifida is quite variable depending upon the elevation and growing conditions.

Yes P. multifida appears likely ID




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