Himalaiella abnormis (Lipsch.) Raab-Straube (syn: Saussurea abnormis Lipsch.; Saussurea neglecta F. Ludl. ex W. T. Stearn);
India (C- to W-Himalaya, Uttar Pradesh), Nepal, S-Tibet as per Catalogue of Life;

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SK 2216 11 October 2019 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 892 kb. 

Location: Manang, Central Nepal 
Date: Not known
Elevation: 3800 m.

Habitat : Wild.
Sent by a friend.


thistle. what kind? I, at least, cant tell from this picture.


Not Thistle. It has been identified as Himalaiella abnormis (Lipsch.) Raab-Straube !


Thank you. the leaves should have been my clue. will try to remember the pattern


 

References:

Catalogue of Life  POWO  GBIF (High
resolution specimens) Flora of China 
FOC illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  

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