Eritrichium canum var. fruticulosum (Klotzsch) Y.J.Nasir, in Fl. Pakistan 191: 134 1989. (syn: Eritrichium fruticulosum Klotzsch; Eritrichium strictum var. fruticulosum (Klotzsch) C. B. Cl.);
Afghanistan (Wakhan, Logar, Kabul), Jammu & Kashmir (Hunza, Ladakh), Tibet (Nyalam Shan), Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit) as per Catalogue of life;

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Boraginaceae week: Unidentified one from Hemis Ladakh: 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Seen this herb near “Hemis Monastary” LadakhLeaves were hairy.
Date/Time: 15-09-2011 / 01:30PM
Location: Hemis Monastary, Ladakh

Plant Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, seen near the rocky soil.
Flower size: Approx 4mm across,

Family: Boraginaceae.
I had posted this earlier. Response from …: “Boraginaceae, identification not possible without fruits, if the were not visible could be Myosotis alpestris”. Thanks … for possible ID and the inputs.

looks like some Cynoglossum sp


Two fruits are seen, more clearly in second photograph: one at extreme right above the flower and one near the upper margin in between the flowers.  … could you crop these from original photograph and upload for clarity. From these it is clearly not Myosotis.


Can yellow ring points towards some Hackelia species ?


A reply from another thread:
Boraginaceae, identification not possible without fruits, if the were not visible could be Myosotis alpestris.”


I agree that without fruits (typically nutlets) some Boraginaceae can be difficult.
My first thoughts are an Eritrichium rather than Myosotis asiatica (syn. Myosotis alpestris subsp. asiatica) which is the only Myosotis recorded from Ladakh.
I seem to detect green, immature fruits in two of the images, showing bristles.  If so, this means will be an Eritrichium – of which 6 are recorded for Ladakh: E.canumE.fruticulosumE.hemisphaericumE.patensE.thymifolium and E.villosum; it is not E.villosum (syn. E.nanum subsp. villosum) or E.hemisphaericum.
Eritrichium, according to ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’ have ovoid nutlets, 3-angled with winged margins, with or without hooked bristles.
Will need to check out the others.
I must locate my copy of Boraginaceae of Pakistan and see if this makes things clearer.


Eritrichium fruticulosum Klotzsch ??


Seen this herb near “Hemis Monastary” Ladakh. It was more or less prostrate herb. Leaves were hairy.
Date/Time: 15-09-2011 / 01:30PM
Location: Hemis Monastary, Ladakh
Plant Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, seen near the rocky soil.
Flower size: Approx 4mm across,
Family: Boraginaceae

Boraginaceae, identification not possible without fruits, if the were not visible could be Myosotis alpestris.


A reply as per another thread:
“I agree that without fruits (typically nutlets) some Boraginaceae can be difficult.

My first thoughts are an Eritrichium rather than Myosotis asiatica (syn. Myosotis alpestris subsp. asiatica) which is the only Myosotis recorded from Ladakh.
I seem to detect green, immature fruits in two of the images, showing bristles.  If so, this means will be an Eritrichium – of which 6 are recorded for Ladakh: E.canumE.fruticulosumE.hemisphaericumE.patensE.thymifolium and E.villosum; it is not E.villosum (syn. E.nanum subsp. villosum) or E.hemisphaericum.
Eritrichium, according to ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’ have ovoid nutlets, 3-angled with winged margins, with or without hooked bristles.
Will need to check out the others.
I must locate my copy of Boraginaceae of Pakistan and see if this makes things clearer.”


Eritrichium fruticulosum Klotzsch ??


References:

Catalogue of Life  POWO  The Plant List Ver.1.1  BIF (High resolution specimens) Specimen 1  Specimen 2  Flora of China  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  IBIS Flora (FBI)

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