Epilobium amurense Hausskn., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 29: 55 1879. (syn: Epilobium amurense subsp. laetum (Wall. ex Hausskn.) Raven; Epilobium angulatum Kom.; Epilobium foucaudianum Levl.; Epilobium gansuense Levl.; Epilobium hornemannii var. foucaudianum (Levl.) Hara; Epilobium gansuense Levl.; Epilobium hornemannii var. foucaudianum (Levl.) Hara; Epilobium laetum Wall.; Epilobium miyabei Levl.; Epilobium nepalense Hausskn.; Epilobium origanifolium var. pubescens Maximowicz; Epilobium ovale Takeda; Epilobium shikotanense Takeda; Epilobium tenue Kom.; Epilobium yabei Leveille);
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China (Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jilin, Nei Monggol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Taiwan, Tibet, Bhutan, North Korea, South Korea, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Russian Far East (incl. Kamchatka, Kuril Isl.) Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu), India (Darjeeling), Sikkim, Chumbi, Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit, Baltistan) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Common name: Amur Willow-Herb
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Erect herb with leafy soboles or rosettes, rarely fleshy; stems 15-50cm, simple or sparsely branched, appressed stiffly hairy, often mixed with glandular hairs, with 2 densely appressed stiffly hairy raised lines through the internodes. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 2-7 x 0.5-3cm, acute, base rounded to attenuate, sparsely appressed stifly hairy on veins and margins, sharply serrulate; petioles 2-6mm. Inflorescence suberect; pedicels 0.2-0.8cm; flowers suberect. Floral tube with ring of hairs within and tuft of hairs between sepals. Sepals 3.5-5 x 1-1.8mm. Petals white to rose-purple, 5-8 x 2.5-4.5mm, apical notch 1.5mm. Ovaries densely appressedstiffly hairy and glandular, 2-4cm; style 2-4.7mm; stigma subcapitate. Capsules 3.5-7cm; appressed stiffly hairy, on pedicels 0.5-1.5cm. Seeds oblong -obovoid, 0.8-1 x 0.3-0.4mm, coarsely papillose; tuft of hairs dull white, easily detached.
Fl. June-October}
Moist disturbed places.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1991 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
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SK 3172 26 November 2021: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Mugu, Rara, West Nepal
Altitude: 2913m.
Date: 20 August 2021 
Habit : Wild

Epilobium…??


Two species are rather close. Let us their description from Flora of China:
18. Epilobium amurense Haussknecht, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 29: 55. 1879.Herbs perennial, erect, with leafy basal soboles, elongated rosettes, or rarely fleshy stolons. Stems (10-)20-150 cm tall, simple or branched, densely strigillose, often mixed with glandular hairs on upper parts, with 2(or 4) ± distinct raised strigillose lines decurrent from margins of petioles, or rarely subglabrous throughout. Leaves subsessile or petioles 1-6 mm; cauline blade ovate to narrowly so, or rarely lanceolate-oblong, 2-9.5 × 0.5-2.5 cm, subglabrous with strigillose margin and veins, base rounded or cuneate, margin serrulate or denticulate with 6-35 teeth per side, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescence and flowers erect to slightly nodding. Sepals 3.5-6 mm, often keeled. Petals white, pink or rose-purple, 4.5-8(-10) mm. Stigma capitate or broadly capitate, entire. Capsules 1.5-7 cm, sparsely strigillose or rarely glabrous; pedicels 0.3-1.3 cm. Seeds brown, 0.8-1 mm, coarsely papillose, with short chalazal collar; coma dull white, readily detached. 2n = 36.
16. Epilobium brevifolium D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 222. 1825.Herbs perennial, erect or ascending, with fleshy soboles that leave loose brown basal scales. Stems 15-90 cm tall, simple or branched, strigillose throughout, sometimes mixed with glandular hairs on inflorescence, lacking raised decurrent lines. Leaves subsessile or petioles to 4 mm; cauline blade broadly ovate to broadly lanceolate-elliptic, 1.5-5(-8) × 0.5-2.2(-3) cm, subglabrous with strigillose margin and midvein, base subcordate to cuneate, margin sharply denticulate with 7-22 teeth per side, apex subobtuse to acute. Inflorescence and flowers erect to slightly nodding. Sepals 4.5-6.5 mm, keeled. Petals pink to rose-purple, 7-11 mm. Stigma clavate or broadly so, entire. Capsules 3.5-7 cm, strigillose, often glandular; pedicels 0.4-1.5 cm. Seeds dark brown, 0.9-1.1 mm, coarsely papillose, with short chalazal collar; coma white, detaching easily. 2n = 36.
Based on the above, I will go for Epilobium amurense Haussknecht, Oesterr.


I guess you are absolutely right!


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Epilobium tibetanum ABAUG2016/53 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Growing among the other more numerous willow-herb plants was this white-flowered variety. I think this is E. tibetanum. Please advise.
Epilobium tibetanumTibetan Willow-herb
Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2600m approx.
21 August 2016 

Beautiful images, …


Finally Epilobium amurense subsp. amurense as per discussions under another thread.

AUG 12
Valley of Flowers … about 11000 – 12000 ft

Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: small herb, about 50 – 70 cm high; flower, about 2 cm across


May be Epilobium coloratum


Epilobium coloratum from me too


Catalogue of Life does not give distribution of Epilobium coloratum in this part of the world.
To me appears close to images and details at Epilobium tibetanum Hausskn.

Finally Epilobium amurense subsp. amurense as per discussions under another thread.


Thank you very much… for the ID.
Made corrections in my flickr notes.

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Catalogue of Life does not give distribution of Epilobium coloratum in this part of the world.
To me appears close to images and details at Epilobium tibetanum Hausskn.

Thanks … The white flowered Epilobium of the Himalayas may be Epilobium amurense subsp. laetum which is now clubbed with the variable species Epilobium amurense subsp. amurense.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=240010105

I only see one image at FOI and so can not compare details with http://blog.xuite.net/smile27/flower/


How is it different form Epilobium tibetanum Hausskn. ?


… white Epilobium from Valley of Flowers should also be the same species, as the one depicted on FOI (also from VOF).
efi thread
Epilobium tibetanum is described as having pink flowers, and rarely white. So it looks rather unlikely that all the white Epilobiums we have here, from different places, are all the rare white Epilobium tibetanum.

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Saw another Epilobium just along the Gobindghat-Ghangaria trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Based on efi pics, this seems to be Epilobium amurense subsp. amurense, kindly validate

Yes for me also. 


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SK306JAN08-2016:ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 9000 ft.
Date: 26 July 2014
Epilobium parviflorum Schreb. (accepted name) ??

I think more closer to images and details at Epilobium brevifolium subsp. brevifolium



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Epilobium brevifolium D.Don : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2) – 1 & 5 mb.
Location: Chisapani, Kathmandu
Date: 01 October  2019
Elevation: 2176 m.
Habit : Wild

Attachments (2) – 3 & 4 mb.


Attachments (1) – 6 mb.



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Epilobium wallichianum Hausskn. ?? : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)

Location:  Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7700 ft.


Yes, Epilobium
But which species?


I think more closer to images and details at Epilobium brevifolium subsp. brevifolium


Thank you …!

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=242422190


Epilobium amurense Haussknecht, Oesterr. as per discussions at SK 3172 26 November 2021



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Epilobium parviflorum ABAUG2016/52 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
I had been seeing these matchstick projections on my earlier trips to Triund and suspected them to be Epilobium species. I finally found these flowering yesterday and think them to be E. parviflorum. Please confirm.
Epilobium parviflorumHoary Willow-herb
Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2300m and above
21 August 2016

Beautiful images, …


Epilobium amurense Haussknecht, Oesterr. as per discussions at SK 3172 26 November 2021

Looks different from Epilobium parviflorum as per FoC illustration and Flora of China description (Leaves subsessile or lower ones with petioles 1-3 mm; cauline blade lanceolate-elliptic to narrowly lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 3-12 × 0.5-2.5 cm, both surfaces villous, base usually rounded, margin denticulate with 15-60 teeth per side, apex subacute).



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SK1519 19 Oct 2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Location:  Shivapuri National Park,Nepal 
Date: 25 August 2018
Elevation:7200 ft.
Habit : Wild
Which Epilobium ??

Epilobium sp.

I am not satisfied with the id as Epilobium brevifolium subsp. brevifolium, due to its height and multiple branching. Inflorescence also looks different.
This appears more closer.

Thank you … It could be since images of both posts were from close location.


Epilobium amurense Haussknecht, Oesterr. as per discussions at SK 3172 26 November 2021


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SK 3170 25 November 2021: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Mugu, Rara, West Nepal
Altitude: 2913m.
Date: 20 August 2021 
Habit : Wild
Epilobium…??

Epilobium amurense Hausskn ??


Appears to be Epilobium brevifolium subsp. brevifolium as per images and details herein and as per comparative images at Epilobium.


Epilobium amurense Haussknecht, Oesterr. as per discussions at SK 3172 26 November 2021


Yes looks correct ID



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SK1534 24 Oct 2018 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 700 kb each.
Location:  Shivapuri National Park,Nepal 
Date: 25 August 2018
Elevation: 5800 ft.
Habit : Wild
Which Epilobium ??

Pl. check with, if it matches or not:
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May be Epilobium parviflorum Schreb. as per … post.

Thank you … It could be but I could not confirm !


Looks different from Epilobium parviflorum as per FoC illustration and Flora of China description (Leaves subsessile or lower ones with petioles 1-3 mm; cauline blade lanceolate-elliptic to narrowly lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 3-12 × 0.5-2.5 cm, both surfaces villous, base usually rounded, margin denticulate with 15-60 teeth per side, apex subacute).
Pl. post high res. images to check further.


Pl. post high res. images to check further.
What are the species reported from the area?


These are the only images I have of … ! By the way there is no special listing for this area. However, one sp. (E.cylindericum) as per the attachment has got mentioned in the book Fora of Kathmandu Valley !


Looks different from E.cylindericum as per GBIF specimens.


What are the species expected at this elevation?


That we can check at eflora Nepal.


Better to keep it as Epilobium amurense Hausskn.


 


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References:
The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  Catalogue of Life  Flora of China FOC illustration  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Wikimedia Commons  blog.xuite.net  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal

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