Hedinia tibetica (Thomson) Ostenf., S.Hedin, S. Tibet 6(3): 77 (1922) (syn: Bursa tibetica Kuntze; Capsella thomsonii Hook.f.; Hedinia rotundata Z.X.An; Hedinia taxkargannica G.L.Zhou & Z.X.An; Hedinia taxkargannica var. hejigensis G.L.Zhou & Z.X.An; Hutchinsia tibetica Thomson; Smelowskia tibetica (Thomson) Lipsky);
Central Asia to Himalaya and W. & Central China: China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Kirgizstan, Nepal, Qinghai, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;

Brassicaceae from Ladakh for id: 3 images.
On the way from Pangong Tso (14000 ft) to Chang La (17600 ft) in 18.6.22 in Ladakh, near a frozen lake.
Could not find a match as per comparative images at
Appears somewhat close to images at Brassicaceae Herb for id from Chakrata- March 2018::NS 03

Smelowskia calycina (Stephan ex Willd.) C.A.Mey. or Smelowskia tibetica (Thomson) Lipsky. ??

I think looks different as per

Adding more images.
6 images- 5 high res.

Hedinia tibetica

Yes, matches with details at FoP illustrationFoC (and images) illustration, POWO specimen

One of my guesses is correct !


Corydalis species for id- Ladakh: 5 high res. images
Along the roadside on the Leh-Khardung La road before South Pullu (15,300 ft) on 15.6.22 in Ladakh.
Could not find match as per comparative images at

It does not look like a Corydalis to me. Any flowers?

No, it was not flowering.

This is Hedinia tibetica (Thomson) Ostenf., as per images and details herein.



POWO specimen  Catalogue of Life (Smelowskia tibetica(Thomson) Lipsky)  GBIF (High resolution specimens) FoP illustration  FoC  illustration  Pan India Bouquets  Wikipedia