Himalaya to S. Central China: China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Reported from Tamil Nadu as per India Biodiversity Portal


Erect perennial or rarely annual herbs, about 15-50 cm tall. Rootstock slender rhizomatous, non stoloniferous. Stem simple or sparsely branched from the base, grooved or angled, sparsely pubescent, glabrescent to glabrous. Basal leaves usually withered by flowering. Leaves, not in rosulate, tri-penta foliate, lamina triangular or broadly ovate to oblong in outline, about 5-9 x 1.5-3.5 cm across, petiole about 1.5-7 cm long, leaflets lanceolate-ovate, about 5-30 x 4-24 mm across, base cuneate, margin irregularly lobed or toothed, ciliate, apex subacute to narrowly rounded, glabrous above and sparsely pubescent beneath, lateral leaflets near the base smallest later ascending towards the apex, terminal leaflet largest. Middle cauline leaves with 3-7 leaflets, similar to the lower leaves but shortly petiolate, upper cauline leaves usually trifoliate or rarely simple, petiole short to subsessile. Inflorescence racemes, terminal, few flowered, ebracteate. Flowers bisexual, white or pink, actinomorphic, about 5 mm across, pedicel erect, ascending, slender, divaricate, aboiut 0.5-2 cm long, sepals 4, suberect, oblong, caducous, margins membranous, basal pair not saccate, about 2-3 x 1-1.5 mm across , petals 4, obovate, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse, about 3.5-6 x 2-3 mm across. Stamens 6, anthers oblong, about 0.5-0.9 mm long, nectar glands 4 confluent, lateral pairs about 2.5-3 mm long, median pair about 2.5-4.5 mm long, ovary superior, bicarpellary, syncarpous, cylindrical, ovules 8-20, style about 0.5-1.2 mm long, stigma capitate. Fruit siliqua, dehiscent, compressed, linear, tapering near the base and apex, subcylindric, short, erect, valves smooth, indistinctly midveined, dehiscing explosively, about 2-6 x 0.1-0.15 cm long. Seeds uniseriate, not winged, compressed, globose-oblong, finely turberculate, brown, about 1.5-2 mm long.

Subtropical to temperate forests, altitude 2000-2700 m.
Asia: Bhutan, China, India: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh; Nepal
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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SK 2793 19 October 2020 : 15 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 4 to 7 mb each.

Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 03 October 2020 
Elevation: 1968 m.
Habit : Wild
Cardamine flexuosa With. ??

I think it looks different from images at Cardamine flexuosa With. as well as existing species as per comparative images at Cardamine


Could not match unless this is a different sp.

Any resemblance to the enclosed  efi image ?


It is possible that images in the screenshot post may not be correctly identified.

Pl. check other species in GBIF.


Pl. check other species in GBIF as per Checklist of Nepal.


I have already done that ! The screenshot was from the efi!

I checked relevant species in GBIF as per Checklist of Nepal
I think it is close to Cardamine yunnanensis Franch. as per GBIF specimens:

 


Thank you …! I think you are right !


Cardamine flexuosa: Name: Cardamine flexuosa
Family: Brassicaceae
Location: River bank at eastern part of Nilgiris
Alt: 300 -400 MSL
Date: 10 Feb 2011

Pl. also check with Cardamine yunnanensis Franch. as per images and details herein.

It is also reported from Tamilnadu as per India Biodiversity Portal


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