flowers from ladakh, mm2 08062011

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Mohina Macker

Jun 8, 2011, 8:49:19 AM6/8/11
Some more flower photographs from the trip to ladakh in july 2008. Wondering if this flower can identified.
they were growing near baralachala
The first photograph is a detail from the second image
mohina macker
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shrikant ingalhalikar

Jun 8, 2011, 9:02:55 AM6/8/11
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Assuming flowers to be about 3 cm and guessing as Epilobium
latifolium. Regards, Shrikant
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amit chauhan

Jun 9, 2011, 12:22:28 AM6/9/11
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I think Srikantji is right Epilobium latifolium

Dr. Amit Chauhan
Junior Technical Assistant
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Research Centre, Pantnagar, PO Dairy Farm Nagla, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand 263149
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Nov 24, 2016, 5:07:42 PM11/24/16
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Correctly identified but nomenclatural/taxonomic change.  For some time this and E.angustifolium have been transferred to another genus in the Onagraceae family.
This is now (according to most sources) Chamerion latifolium.  The genus Chamerion is separated from Epilobium (most willowherbs in the Himalaya remain in Epilobium) on the basis of all leaves being alternate, flowers held horizontally, slightly zygomorphic,  Whereas in Epilobium at least the lowest leaves are opposite, flowers +/- erect when open.  The change of genus is accepted by senior British botanists.

This species is gregarious by alpine watercourses in Kashmir & Ladakh @ 2750-4850m.  I have seen it in Ladakh, Lahoul & Kinnaur.  In local Tibetan languages it is known as the 'Glacial Stream Flower' (Gangchhumentok); Koelz observes grows best on gravel flats in cold streams.  Flowers of Himalaya record it from Afghanistan to Central Nepal. N.Asia and N.America.  I have seen it in Alaska.  They say screes and damp places @ 3600-4500m.   Flora of Lahaul-Spiti say frequent on slopes; one of the most attractive herbs of the glacial zone.

J.M. Garg

Nov 24, 2016, 11:26:18 PM11/24/16
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Thanks, Chadwell ji

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Mohina Macker

Nov 26, 2016, 1:34:07 AM11/26/16
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Thank you for this

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 9:56 AM, J.M. Garg <> wrote:

Thanks, Chadwell ji

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