Scrophularia elatior Wall. ex Benth., Scroph. Ind. 18 1835. (syn: Scrophularia petitmenginii Bonati);
S. Xinjiang, Central & E. Himalaya to China (Yunnan): Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Xinjiang as per POWO;
Benth. Scroph. Ind. 18, and in DC. Prodr. x. 304 ; tall, glabrous or glandular above, stem 4-winged, leaves petioled ovate or lanceolate coarsely toothed, cymes spreading peduncled many-fld. in long panicles, peduncles and pedicels spreading, sepals ovate subacute, stamens far exserted. Wall Cat 3928.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN HIMALAYA ; Nepal, Wallich ; Sikkim, alt. 6-10,000 ft., J. D. H., &c. KHASIA MTS., alt. 4-5000 ft., common.
Tall, very stout, 3-5 ft. high, branched, stem below as thick as the middle finger, wings slender. Leaves 5-10 by 1-5 in., rarely subcordate, primary and secondary nerves distinct ; petiole stout, 1-3.1/2 in. Panicle sometimes much branched from the base, bracts linear ; peduncles 1-2 in. ; branches and pedicles spreading. Sepals not margined, not half the length of the globose-ovoid beaked capsule. Stamens twice as long as the corolla ; staminode spathulate or 0. Seeds as in S. urticifolia.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
SK 3198 04 September 2021: 9 very high res. images.
This is quite closely related to Scrophularia edgeworthii Benth. (W. Himalaya as per POWO)
It is Scrophularia elatior Benth. as per Checklist of Nepal and description in Flora of China and FoC illustration and POWO.
Looks different from Scrophularia pauciflora Bentham as per description in Flora of China and FoC illustration and Scrophularia pauciflora Benth..
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos Flora of China FOC illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Pan India Bouquets India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)