Epimedium elatum Morr. & Decne., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. II, 2: 356 1834. (syn: Epimedium hydaspidis Falc.);
N. Pakistan to W. Himalaya as per POWO;

Erect perennial herbs, about 50-140 cm tall. Rhizome short, creeping, scaly, about 3-5 mm. Stems solitary, glabrous, base squamate. Leaves ternately compound, 2-3 ternate, 15-30 cm across, leaflets ovate-cordate, 1.5-7 x 1.2-3.5 cm across, margin spinous-dentate, apex acute with spinous tip, oblique, chartaceous, submembranous, petiole base swollen, about 8-10 cm long, stipulate. Inflorescences panicle, glabrous or grandular, about 20-30 cm long. Flowers bisexual, yellowish white, pedicelss filiform, 0.5-2 cm long, bracts minute, sepals 8 in 2 series, inner series sepals petaloid, ovate lanceolate, apex acute, about 1-2 mm long, petals 4, opposite to the sepals, about 2-3 mm long. Stamens 4, opposite to petals, about 5 mm long, anther-locules opening by recurved oblong valves, linear, about 1.5 mm long, filaments almost equal to the ovary, ovary simple, solitary, linear, ovules 5-15, style slender, peristant, stigma dilated, Fruits short capsules, 2 valved, unequal, about 5-10 mm across. Seeds 2-3, with fleshy aril, smooth, about 2 mm across, dull black.
Temperate forests, altitude about 2000-3000 m.
Local Distribution: Jammu & Kashmir.
(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, India as per India Biodiversity Portal);

Epimedium elatum: 3 images.
New addition to eflora Of India.

Photo taken by Adil Abdullah
Location: Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir. 
Identified by Shakir Ahmad and Adil Abdullah.

Thanks dear … Had collected lot of it from Dachhigam and elsewhere. Wish we had the luxury of cameras then.

Dr. Sajad lone from pattan baramullah had worked on this plant from uok.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  Flickr  Plant illustration
Dwindling status of Epimedium elatum (Morren & Decne) and its geographical distribution in Kashmir Himalaya, India (2019)

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