Kindly identify this Pseudomertensia species
Posted earlier on EFI and considered by … as Pseudomertensia trollii
Location: Paddar valley J&K
Altitude: 3500 meters asl
Flowering: June-July


Both this and other plant identified as P. moltkoides need to be relooked, as typical Pseudomertensia should have erect corolla lobes (and not spreading).


May be some Myosotis species as per images herein.

Plant for I from Paddar valley J&K. 221211 SRANA 02: Request for Identification

Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 16th July 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 3100 meters asl.
Plant height: 15-20 cms
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb


looking some primula spp. to me


Not Primula, member of Boraginaceae.


Yes Sir Ji is correct this is indeed from Boraginaceae

Possibly Pseudomertensia moltkioides (Royle ex Benth.) Kazmi in J. Arn. Arb. 51(3): 380. 1970


I have the attached plant under the name Pseudomertensia moltkioides.
Kindly confirm if both the species are same or different.


Yes this is Pseudomertensia moltkioides I think you posted this plant previously which I tried to identify.


Yes this second photograph is more likely P. moltkioides. The corolla tube is definetly more than twice as long as Calyx. For specific identity of first plant, close up of flower or side view of flower to expose length of corolla tube is necessary.


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The length of corolla tube in the first species is shorter as compared to second one. Attaching another side view of plant for further identification clues.


Calyx is not clearly visible, but P. trollii could be considered.


Some earlier relevant feedback from another thread efi thread: “Both this and other plant identified as P. moltkoides need to be relooked, as typical Pseudomertensia should have erect corolla lobes (and not spreading).


May be some Myosotis species as per images herein.


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