Anemone tschernjaewii Regel;
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan (Badghys, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamyan, Faryab, Ghazni, Helmand, Herat, Kabul, Kunar / Nuristan, Laghman, Logar, Paktia / Khost, Parwan, Samangan, Takhar) as per Catalogue of Life;
Re: ID Confirmation : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Please confirm the ID of this herb from Kashmir:
Thanks … for showing this rare species. I don’t find any authentic image on the net, and yours is a very valuable addition.
This is an interesting high altitude species. Pulsatilla is represented in India by one species only i.e. P.wallichiana (Royle) Ulbrich. occurring in J & K and Himachal Pradesh.
Descriptions are available in Flora of India vol-I page-111 and Flora of Jammu and Kashmir page-412-13. ID seems OK to me. Diagram is available at- http://www.tropicos.org/Image/100164517
Sorry, I do not currently think these images are of Pulsatilla wallichiana.
Once again, the posting from Kashmir provides no general location nor altitude – which is a serious omission.
ASSUMING, the specimen was photographed in the Kashmir Valley, this does NOT tally with the known distribution of P. wallichiana.
Furthermore, the foliage and involucre does not fit.
Stewart recorded P.wallichiana from N.Pakistan (incl. Baltistan) and Ladakh but NOT the Kashmir Valley.
My initial thoughts are that the images are of an Anemone probably either A.falconeri or A.biflora which Stewart did record from the Kashmir Valley (though I think there is now some questioning of whether the true A.biflora is found in Kashmir). I shall be checking further.
In the mean-time, it will be useful for references purposes if I post the two images I have available (taken on my behalf) of what I do consider
Anemone tschernjaewii Regel as per details and references herein.
Anemone tschernjaewi Regel.: 1 high res. image.
Location: Kashmir, J&K.
A taxonomic note on the misidentification of Anemone tschernjaewii Regel. In Kashmir Himalaya – 2015 vol.60 no.1 pp.54-58- Aijaz Hassan Ganie, Bilal A. Tali, Anzar A. Khuroo and Irshad A. Nawchoo (Abstract- The correct identification of Anemone tschernjaewii Regel. previously misidentified as A. biflora DC. in the Kashmir Himalaya, India is reported. In this brief report, a detailed taxonomic description and photo-plates of its diagnostic morphological and anatomical characters are provided to validate this plant record for the region and to facilitate its easier field identification.)