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); 
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;

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)


Common name: Amur Willow-Herb

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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.


Epilobium coloratum in FOI : 5 posts by 2 authors.
Epilobium coloratum in FOI :

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 Garg ji.
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.

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).
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.


To me also appear close to images at 

Yes for me also.

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