VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 - 1041 :: Fritillaria cirrhosa at Valley of Flowers

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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 26, 2012, 3:28:45 PM8/26/12
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Fritillaria cirrhosa D.Don ... (family: Liliaceae)
syn. Fritillaria roylei Hook.
Valley of Flowers
2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers ... about 11600 ft
Fritillaria roylei

Fritillaria roylei
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Dinesh

Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 26, 2012, 4:55:09 PM8/26/12
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Thanks Dinesh ji, you found at least in fruiting condition. I could catch it in flowering in May only. Completely missed it in previous years in Kashmir in July-August.


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Nidhan Singh

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Aug 27, 2012, 2:27:28 AM8/27/12
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Crispy pics Dinesh Ji.....thanks a lot...



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Tabish

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Aug 27, 2012, 2:58:15 AM8/27/12
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I thought Fritillaria cirrhosa  was a plant of Eastern Himalayas and Fritillaria roylei a plant of Western Himalayas. This synonymy at the plant list is confusing. GRIN still treats them as separate.
   - Tabish

Dinesh Valke

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Aug 27, 2012, 3:01:06 AM8/27/12
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In that case, (we know them being separate species) would go with Fritillaria roylei.
Many many thanks Tabish for pointing this fact.
Regards,
Dinesh


On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Tabish <tab...@gmail.com> wrote:
I thought Fritillaria cirrhosa  was a plant of Eastern Himalayas and Fritillaria roylei a plant of Western Himalayas. This synonymy at the plant list is confusing. GRIN still treats them as separate.
   - Tabish

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Tabish

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Aug 27, 2012, 3:03:30 AM8/27/12
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 Also the leaves don't look like those of Fritillaria cirrhosa at all.
 - Tabish

Dinesh Valke

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Aug 27, 2012, 3:08:04 AM8/27/12
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Thanks again Tabish - thus supporting them to separate species.
Regards.
Dinesh


On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM, Tabish <tab...@gmail.com> wrote:
 Also the leaves don't look like those of Fritillaria cirrhosa at all.

 - Tabish

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Tabish

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Aug 27, 2012, 8:30:49 AM8/27/12
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Actually Dinesh, I am having doubts about this being Fritillaria at all, not that I have much experience with it. F. roylei is supposed to be 1-2 ft tall - this plant appears taller. Also, the flowers are nodding, whereas the fruit here is upright. It might happen of course that in fruiting the stalks become erect, but I need somebody to tell me that it does happen.
   - Tabish

Dinesh Valke

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Aug 27, 2012, 8:41:00 AM8/27/12
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These were standing about a metre tall or even 1.25 m, as much as I can recollect.
Transformation of a nodding flower to an upright fruit is worth understanding.
Regards.
Dinesh


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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 27, 2012, 11:51:28 AM8/27/12
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Thanks Tabish ji for raising the doubt.
 Erect fruit is no problem, as I have seen plenty of them (one attached here) in related species F. imperialis (in which flowers are more strongly nodding). The leaves are, however, a problem clearly. Besides being slightly broader, they are clearly alternate here (opposite mostly in F. roylei, though few may be alternate). Besides the three bracteal leaves generally seen below the flower of Fritillaria roylei (and should be there in fruit also) are missing here.
    After a lot of thinking, I propose Lilium polyphyllum as possible ID of above plant by Dinesh ji.


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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 27, 2012, 12:07:30 PM8/27/12
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Many thanks to Gurcharan ji and Tabish for this discussion.
Regards.
Dinesh

jmgarg1

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Sep 3, 2012, 1:17:12 AM9/3/12
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:      

 

 Thanks Dinesh ji, you found at least in fruiting condition. I could catch it in flowering in May only. Completely missed it in previous years in Kashmir in July-August.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/indiantreepix/Fritillaria$20roylei/indiantreepix/U9UaSLWJvy0/JpSL0MUUoaYJ

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 I thought Fritillaria cirrhosa  was a plant of Eastern Himalayas and Fritillaria roylei a plant of Western Himalayas. This synonymy at the plant list is confusing. GRIN still treats them as separate.
   - Tabish

 Also the leaves don't look like those of Fritillaria cirrhosa at all. from Tabish ji.

 Actually Dinesh, I am having doubts about this being Fritillaria at all, not that I have much experience with it.  F. roylei is supposed to be 1-2 ft tall - this plant appears taller. Also, the flowers are nodding, whereas the fruit here is upright. It might happen of course that in fruiting the stalks become erect, but I need somebody to tell me that it does happen.
   - Tabish

 These were standing about a metre tall or even 1.25 m, as much as I can recollect.


Transformation of a nodding flower to an upright fruit is worth understanding.
Regards.
Dinesh

 Thanks Tabish ji for raising the doubt.


 Erect fruit is no problem, as I have seen plenty of them (one attached here) in related species F. imperialis (in which flowers are more strongly nodding). The leaves are, however, a problem clearly. Besides being slightly broader, they are clearly alternate here (opposite mostly in F. roylei, though few may be alternate). Besides the three bracteal leaves generally seen below the flower of Fritillaria roylei (and should be there in fruit also) are missing here.
    After a lot of thinking, I propose Lilium polyphyllum as possible ID of above plant by Dinesh ji.

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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 3, 2012, 1:23:03 AM9/3/12
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Whole inflorescence of Geodorum turns upright while fruiting so that is not an issue. But I think Gurcharan sir is right. This is Lilium polyphyllum. This seems too tall for Frittilaria.
Best regards
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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 3, 2012, 1:42:19 AM9/3/12
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Many thanks Garg ji for resurfacing this post.
Thank you very much Pankaj for the clarification, and for confirming the ID.
Regards.
Dinesh


Pankaj



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Balkar Singh

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Sep 3, 2012, 9:32:30 AM9/3/12
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A description for Lilium polyphyllum from 100 himalayan Flowers by Mehta and Bole
"It is bulbous herb, with leafy stem, upto 3 m tall the leaves are linear to oblanceolate, 10-12 cm, slender and many nerved; the lower leaves are ogten whorled, the flowers are fragrant, 5 Cm in dia, and are held on terminal racemes. Blooming from June to August, they are dull yellowish or greenish outside and white within with long purple streaks; the segments are oblanceolate, strongly reflexed or curved, giving the flower a cup shaped pretty appearance. The fruit is an erect, 3 valved many seeded capsule; The seeds are vertically compressed"
So I also conclude  Lilium polyphyllum 
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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 3, 2012, 10:15:02 AM9/3/12
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Thank you very much Balkar ji for the description, and for confirming the ID.
Regards.
Dinesh

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 11, 2012, 1:02:54 AM9/11/12
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Really strange and interesting
Almost similar plant in same stage uploaded by Debashis Chowdhury in Indian Flora on Facebook is labelled by him as Gymnadenia orchidis. Perhaps Orchid experts can comment on this.


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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 11, 2012, 1:13:12 AM9/11/12
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Respected Sir
If you can put the link here, then may be I will check at home.
No facebook usually at office :(
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jmgarg1

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Sep 11, 2012, 1:17:28 AM9/11/12
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Hi, Debasish ji,
For your inf. pl.

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 11, 2012, 1:29:41 AM9/11/12
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Here is the link to upload on Indian Flora on Facebook


It looks as if the two of them (Dinesh ji and Debashis ji) have photographed the same specimen.


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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 11, 2012, 1:35:25 AM9/11/12
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Oh yea, thats 100% wrong, I saw it on my phone.
Pankaj

Umeshkumar Tiwari

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Sep 11, 2012, 1:21:12 PM9/11/12
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I think it is not Fritilaria, it may be Lilium ???????

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 11, 2012, 1:46:22 PM9/11/12
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Many thanks Umesh ji for further validating the posted plant to be Lilium (polyphyllum).
Regards.
Dinesh



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