Papaver dubium L., Sp. Pl. 1196 1753. (syn: Cerastites dubia (L.) S. F. Gray.; Cerastites laciniata S. F. Gray; Papaver agreste E. H. L. Krause; Papaver ambiguum Jord. & Four.; Papaver angustulum Jord. & Fourr.; Papaver arenarium var. modestum (Jord.) A. Parsa; Papaver breviflorum Gilib.; Papaver collinum Bischoff; Papaver corsicum Jord. & Fourr.; Papaver depressum Jord. & Fourr.; Papaver dubium var. collinum (Bogenh. ex Bisch.) Fedde; Papaver dubium var. lamottei (Boreau) Cariot; Papaver dubium var. modestum (Jord.) Fedde; Papaver dubium var. obtusifolium (Desf.) Elkan; Papaver dubium var. subintegrum (Kuntze) Fedde; Papaver erosulum Jord.; Papaver errabundum Jord.; Papaver erroneum Jord.; Papaver improperum Jord. & Fourr.; Papaver lamottei Boreau; Papaver luteo-rubrum Jord.; Papaver maculosum Schur; Papaver mixtum Jord.; Papaver modestum Jordan; Papaver obtusifolium Desf.; Papaver parviflorum Lam.; Papaver raripilum Jord. & Fourr.; Papaver rhoeas f. subintegrum Kuntze; Papaver schweinfurthii Fedde; Papaver vagum Jord.);
Macaronesia, N. Africa to Arabian Peninsula, Europe to W. Himalaya: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northwest European R, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, West Himalaya, Yemen, Yugoslavia; Introduced into: Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Bermuda, Central European Rus, Chile South, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Falkland Is., Finland, Great Britain, Greenland, Illinois, India, Ireland, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, North Carolina, Norway, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., South Australia, South Carolina, Sweden, Tasmania, Tennessee, Uruguay, Virginia, West Virginia as per POWO;

Erect annual herbs, subscapose or caulescent, bristly or hirsute, sometimes nearly glabrous, about 15-40 cm tall. Stem simple or branched, softly and densely bristly or rarely glabrous. Leaves pinnatisect, pinnatipartite and pinnatifid about 2-10 x 2-3 cm across, basal leaves pinnatisect, ovate-oblong in outline, margin ciliate, dentate, apex obtuse to acute, upper leaves pinnatifid, lanceolate or oblong-linear in outline, margin dentate or entire, segments about 5-10 wide, apex with bristle tip. Inflorescence raceme with about 2-5 flowers, peduncles erect, slightly narrower than the base of the capsule, with bristly appressed hairs, about 5-32 cm long, ebracteate. Flowers bisexual, axillary or terminal, about 4-6 cm across, brick red, orange, buds elliptic-ovoid, somewhat cup shaped at apex, with silky bristles, Sepals 2, free, deciduous, ovate-orbicular, early caducous, glabrous or bristly, petals 4, ovate-obovate, not overlapping, red, brick red, about 2.5-3 x 3-3.6 cm across. Stamens few to many, about 10 mm long, filaments filiform, slender, anthers elliptic, about 1 mm long. Ovary ovoid, unilocular, superior, glabrous, about 10 mm long, ovules numerous, stigmatic rays disc yellow, opposite to placentas, about 6-8. Fruits capsules, oblong-globular, glabrous, sessile, cylindrical, about 10-20 x 3-8 mm across, dehiscing by subapical pores or persistent disc. Seeds many, bean shaped, reniform, purplish black, about 0.6 mm across, rich in oil.
Rocky slopes and grasslands of Northwestern Himalayas, altitude 1000-3000 m.
(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)

SK 3058 19 October 2021: 9 very high res. images.
Location: Jumla, Nepal
Altitude: 2893m.
Date: 18 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Papaver dubium L. ??

Yes, maybe. My only worry is that I do not find such black spots in the images on net:

So it (black spots) may be a variable.
Flora of Pakistan says ‘petals 20-40 mm long, suborbicular-obovate, usually reddish, pinkish or pale scarlet with basal dark blotch or spots, caducous….’A very variable and complex species, and often split into a number of taxa, whose status seems to be doubtful due to numerous intermediate forms and overlapping of characters. Papaver laevigatum M. Bieb. and Papaver litwinowii Fedde ex Bornm. considered to be intermediate taxa between this species and Papaver decaisnei Hochst. & Steud. ex Boiss., with somewhat glaborus or less bristly habit and pinkish petals with or without black dots, cannot be separated from Papaver dubium after examining many specimens and because of their leaves narrowed below.

What about ??





References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal

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