Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf, Trudy Imp. Bot. Sada Petra Velikago 31: 489 (1915);
Tajikistan (Pamir Alai), S.W.Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Kashmir and China (Zizang and Kunlun Shan) as per Flora of Pakistan;
Common name: Pamir Cinquefoil


Potentilla fruticosa from Ladakh (16/06/2011 NSJ-01):
Potentilla fruticosa from Ladakh. Pl validate.

Not Potentilla fruticosa …, which is a shrub and not with silky leaves.
Not very sure, but this could be P. peduncularis.

I hope Potentilla sericea

Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf as per Rosaceae Week – Potentilla Sp. (NSJ-03/10/11 -04)


Photo taken at Khardungla village (~ 16000 feet) in June 2011
botanical ID yet to be confirmed

The closest I can think is Potentilla peduncularis

Yes Sir looks like Potentilla peduncularis

This does NOT match Potentilla peduncularis – a species not only not recorded from Ladakh but not found further West than Nepal!
There are quite a lot of Potentillas in Ladakh, some of which I am not familiar with yet.  I shall take another look at this when time permits.

Do not currently have time to look closely into the 33 + species of Potentilla currently recorded for Ladakh.
I only listed 14 species in my informal check-list for Ladakh in the 1980s!
Requires not just days probably WEEKS of sustained effort to understand the genus better in Ladakh – let alone the Himalaya as a whole…..

Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf ??

Thanks, …, for the id.
Yes, appears close as per FOI an GBIF specimens:


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Potentilla peduncularis from Khardungla (Ladakh)
16000 feet;  June 2011

Does not matches with images of this species at https://www.flowersofindia.EastHimalayanCinquefoil.html
identified by … as Potentilla sericea as per another thread: Potentilla fruticosa from Ladakh (16/06/2011 NSJ-01)

Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf as per Rosaceae Week – Potentilla Sp. (NSJ-03/10/11 -04)


Fragaria ? 010722 JM2: 4 images.
On way from Changla Pass (17600 ft) to Pangong (14000 ft.) on 19.6.22, in Ladakh.

Potentilla saundersiana Royle ??

I think looks different from images at https://efloraofindia.com/2015/06/27/potentilla-saundersiana/

I think close to images images and details at https://efloraofindia.com/2020/12/07/potentilla-pamirica/

Sending high res. images one by one.
4 high res. images.

Potentilla gerardiana Lindl. ex Lehm. ??

Potentillas are notoriously critical and any identification from a photo a wild guess in any case. To me is looks like Potentilla pamirica, but not guaranteed.

Potentilla pamirica 2: 4 images- 2 high res.
From Changla pass (17600 ft) to Pangong (14000 ft.) on 17.6.22, in Ladakh.

More images. Same species look a little bit different at different points in the same stretch.
3 high res. images.

Here is a habit image with Astragalus oplites and Arenaria bryophylla


Potentilla pamirica: 6 images.
On way from Pangong Tso (14000 ft) to Chang La (17600 ft) in 18.6.22 in Ladakh.

I hope I’d is correct.

I guess the ID is correct!

Attaching high res. images, one by one.
10 images- 9 high res.

Potentilla pamirica ? from Ladakh: 10 images- 3 high res.
At South Pullu at around 15000 ft., while going up from Leh to Khardung La (17800 ft.) on 15.6.22.


Potentila pamirica?: 2 images
On 18.6.22 while coming down from Chang La (17600 ft) towards Leh, Ladakh.
Seen alongside road on the rocky side.

I think id is correct.

I guess so


Attaching high res. cropped images.
10 images- 8 high res.


Ladakh, August 2022 :: Potentilla (?) for ID :: ARK2022-171: (Mixed thread): 2 high res. images.
This was en route Chang la from Pangong tso, Ladakh in August 2022.
Requested to please ID

1st set of two images may be of Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf
Pl. check.

The other 2 resemble P. pamirica.



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