Pedicularis globifera Hook. fil., Fl. Brit. India 4: 308 (1884) ;
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Central & E. Himalaya to S. & SE. Tibet: East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO;
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Hook. f. ; dwarf, stem stout ascending 4-fariously hairy, leaves whorled short linear-oblong pinnatifid segments crowded crenulate, spikes capitate erect or nodding hirsute many- and dense-fld., corolla- tube short, upper lip short erect, tip rounded sharply deflexed acute or shortly beaked. Pedicularis n. 10, Herb. Ind. Or. H. f. & T.
SIKKIM HIMALAYA ; Kongra Lama, alt. 14-15,000 ft., J. D. H.
Rootstock stout. Stems 2-4 in. Radical leaves 1 in. very shortly petioled, lower cauline sessile, 1/2 in. Spikes globose or oblong, top rounded ; bracts as long as the calyx, rounded, crenulate ; flowers 1/2-2/3 in. long. Calyx 1/6 in. long, hirsute, lobes obtuse, very short. Corolla dark purple ; tube broad, half as long again as the calyx ; upper lip with a sharply inflexed but hardly beaked tip.—The specimens are from one locality only, and not in fruit ; they resemble P. brevifolia, Don, a good deal, but the flowers are more numerous and denser, and the upper corolla lip is hardly beaked. P. Korol-kowi, Regel, is another closely allied plant, differing in the glabrous calyx with longer teeth.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (FBI))
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Requesting id of pedicularis sp: 1 very high res. image.
Kindly assist in the identification of pedicularis species clicked from north Sikkim.
Elevation : 16000 ft
Kindly check the attached photograph.


Please check Pedicularis !


Could not find a match as per comparative images at Pedicularis
What are the species listed in the area?


It should be P. roylei. But there are subspecies of this so needs to resolve to a lower taxa level.


I also have doubt of P. cheilanthifolia. Please chech characters of both P. roylei and this one.


Sir the species matches closely with Pedicularis globifera.


Yes !
A REVISION OF THE GENUS PEDICULARIS IN NEPAL


 


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References:
POWO  specimen  Catalogue of Life  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  IBIS Flora (FBI) gardenbreizh
Rediscovery of Pedicularis globifera (Orobanchaceae) in India after 110 Years– October 2021, Journal of Japanese Botany 96(5):304-307- Debabrata Maity
A REVISION OF THE GENUS PEDICULARIS IN NEPAL

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