Rhodiola heterodonta from Paddar valley J&K:
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Bot. name: Rhodiola heterodonta
Date: 17th May 2012 and 9th June 2011
I am in serious doubt if it is R heterodonta and neither I know which species is it!
In the past, it was only economic to have a single photo (or line drawing or painting) reproduced in a printed book and only 1 or 2 photos taken per plant in the wild(seldom in close-up) which was the best that could be done. The situation has changed but this needs to filter through to photographers and users of your site. I myself, have only realised the full potential of digital photography of plants in the past couple of years, so must realise that it will take many years before others recognise it.