Cirsium phulchokiense Kitam., Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 26: 16 (1974);
India (C-Himalaya), Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;

SK 2871 18 February 2021: 8 very high resolution images.

Location: Chandragiri
Date: November 2020
Altitude: 2400m.
Habitat : Wild
Which Cirsium ??

Pl. check species reported in Nepal other than available in comparative images at Cirsium, from GBIF.

On checking the species which are not available in efi site so far, I think it is Cirsium phulchokiense Kitam. as per GBIF– specimen 1 and specimen 2
Looks different from other species as per GBIF: (Cirsium tibeticum Kitam.) (Cirsium nishiokae Kitam.) (Cirsium flavisquamatum Kitam.)

That was my guess … but Some friend opined it is not. But I still feel it is the same ID.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GCC  GBIF– specimen 1  specimen 2 (High resolution specimens)  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal

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