Cynoglossum lanceolatum from Kashmir and Chakrata

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 25, 2011, 10:57:06 PM9/25/11
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Cynoglossum lanceolatum Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 41. 1775.
Syn: C. micranthum Desf.

The species is quite distinct in its pale blue or white much smaller flowers hardly 2-2.5 mm across, lanceolate leaves, covered both with bulbous based hairs and simple hairs and uniformly bristly nutlets 
In closely related C. zeylanicum (syn: C. furcatum Wall. ex Roxb.) flowers are larger (5-6 mm across) and leaves covered with soft appressed hairs.

Photographed from near Tapiana Sahib Gurdwara in Sialkot near Baramulla in July

I have a feeling that plant depicted on FOI as C. zeylonicum may in fact be Myosotis sp and not a cynnoglossum as nutlets in lowers old flowers seem to be totally hidden.

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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Neha Singh

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Sep 26, 2011, 1:00:29 AM9/26/11
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Gurcharan Sir I photographed the same species in Mulshi, a few days
back. I did posted here ( For ID 190911 NS1) but identification was
not confirmed.
Thanks for these pics ,information and identification.

Regards
Neha Singh

Balkar Arya

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Sep 26, 2011, 4:31:19 AM9/26/11
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Nice Sir
I think you are going to show a full series on Cynoglossum Also
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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