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amit chauhan

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May 3, 2011, 12:35:59 AM5/3/11
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Dear All,

Sending photo of Delphinium brunonianum

Delphinium brunonianum Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. 56.1834; Hook. f. &
Thoms. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 27. 1872; Stewart in Ann. Cat.
Vas. Pl. W. Pakistan Kashmir 266. 1972; Kachroo et al., Fl. Ladakh.
45. 1977; Rau in Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 86. 1993; Uniyal in Singh
et al., Fl. Jammu Kashmir 1: 401. 2002.

Herbs, perennial, 10 – 27 cm high, rootstock woody, stems erect,
pubescent – hairy, glandular, leafy. Leaf 2.0 – 3.0 x 6.0 – 7.0 cm,
reniform, hairy below at veins and margins, 3-5-fid or partite,
crenate – dentate; petioles sheathed at base. Inflorescence a few
flowered raceme. Sepals petaloid, dark blue – violet, membranous,
persistent, veined, pubescent with soft white hairs; upper sepals 2.5
– 3.0 x 1.5 – 2.0 cm, spurred; spurs almost 0.6 – 0.7 x 0.4 – 0.5 cm,
straight, saccate; lateral sepals 1.8 – 2.0 x 0.7 – 0.9 cm, ovate.
Petals black; upper petals 1.2 – 1.5 cm long, oblique, apex subentire,
retuse, ciliate, spurred; spurs 1.0 – 1.1 x 0.1 – 0.2 cm, hairy; lower
petals strongly oblique. Stamens numerous, 0.7 – 0.8 cm long, winged
from base to middle, glabrous. Carpels 4, 0.4 – 0.5 cm long,
pubescent.

Fl. & Fr.: July – September.

Abundant, in glacial moraines, Manjkeo, Hemis National Park, Ladakh

Distrib.: India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand;
Pakistan; Nepal; Afghanistan, China (Tibet).

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amit chauhan

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May 3, 2011, 12:41:32 AM5/3/11
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Dear all,

Sending photo of Clematis ladakhiana

Clematis ladakhiana Grey – Wilson in Kew Bull. 44: 49. 1989; Rau in
Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 68. 1993; Uniyal in Singh et al., Fl.
Jammu Kashmir 1: 395. 2002. C. orientalis L. var. acutifolia Hook. f.
& Thoms., Fl. Ind. 9. 1855 & in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 5. 1872.
C. orientalis L. var. longicaudata sensu Mukherjee in Bull. Bot. Surv.
India 1: 139. 1959, non Ledeb.

Shrubs, climbers; stems glabrous - glaberescent, ridged, purplish -
brownish. Leaves pinnate with 3 – 4 leaflets; leaflets narrow –
lanceolate, 0.20 – 0.50 x 0.2 – 1.0 cm, entire or with 1 or 2 lobes at
base, acute, slightly pubescent above, glabrous beneath, glaucous.
Inflorescence axillary, in groups of 3 – 5 flowers. Flowers large,
yellow or orange yellow; pedicels 1.5 – 3.0 cm long, glabrous –
subglabrous, densely pubescent when young, ridged. Petals absent.
Sepals 4, lanceolate – elliptic, 1.8 – 2.5 x 0.5 – 0.9 cm, acute –
acuminate, glabrous – subglabrous outside, pubescent along the margin,
densely pubescent inside, spreading. Filaments 0.6 – 0.8 cm long,
dilated, tapering narrowly in upper portion, reddish – purple. Pistil
feathery, stylar beak 0.1-0.2 cm long.

Fl. & Fr.: July – September.

Frequent, on rocky slopes, Chilling village, Hemis National Park, Ladakh

Distrib.: India: Jammu & Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh; Pakistan.

Clematis ladakhiana.JPG

Balkar Arya

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May 3, 2011, 1:03:56 AM5/3/11
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Dear Amit Ji
Please send separate plant in separate mail with different subject line. this will help in maintaining database
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964

amit chauhan

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May 3, 2011, 2:18:57 AM5/3/11
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Oops Sorry, should I send it again Balkarji or it will do

regards

chrischa...@btinternet.com

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Oct 13, 2016, 5:19:20 PM10/13/16
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The distant photo makes it difficult to be sure but this does not match well with Clematis ladakhiana - appears closer to C.tanguticaReally important to have close-up images of flowers and foliage on future occasions.  See my recent comments on the Clematis orientalis complex.

JM Garg

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Oct 14, 2016, 1:16:46 AM10/14/16
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Clematis ladakhiana.JPG

J.M. Garg

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Oct 14, 2016, 1:17:10 AM10/14/16
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Saroj Kumar Kasaju

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Nov 17, 2020, 6:41:24 AM11/17/20
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Looks more close to Clematis orientalis L.
Thank you
Saroj Kasaju

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Saroj Kumar Kasaju

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Jun 19, 2021, 7:54:49 AM6/19/21
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Delphinium and Clematis should be separated to respective threads !
Thank you
Saroj Kasaju
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