Elatostema ficoides Wedd., Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 9: 306 1856. (syn: Elatostema mariannae C. B. Clarke; Procris ficoidea Wall.);

China (N-Guangxi, Guizhou, SW-Hunan, Sichuan, NW-Yunnan), NE-India, Nepal,
Sikkim, Darjeeling,
as per Catalogue of Life;


SK1904 09 May 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 1698 m.
Date: 8 May 2019
Habit : Wild 
Elatostema cuspidatum Wight. ??

Can not say much on perusal of the following (leaf and stem shape look close):
Can not open Flora of China for keys, if it suit us.
Also look at images and details at Elatostema lineolatum Wight
We have to look for experts (do we have any ?) and keys.

I think close. Also check with description at Flora of China.

I checked …!



Further images on 4 June 2019.

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3rd stage on 3 July 20129.

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4th stage on 21 July 2019.

I am feeling now it is not E. cuspidata. Could it be Elatostema albopilosum W. T. Wang var. vicinum L. D. Duan & Y. Lin, var. nov. or related to it ?
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Thanks, …, Yes, it may not be E. cuspidata, but it is also not Elatostema albopilosum W.T. Wang var. vicinum L. D. Duan & Y. Lin

After following keys in flora of Bhutan and Checklist of Nepal,
I think it may be either Elatostema dissectum Wedd. as per
or Elatostema nasutum J. D. Hooker
After going through the detailed descriptions and details above, I feel it is more closer to Elatostema dissectum Wedd.

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