Aug 25, 2012, 12:46:06 PM8/25/12
to Prashant Awale, Nidhan Singh, Dinesh Valke, efloraofindia
Firstly it is neither Scrophularia himalyensis nor S. polyantha, two closely related species characterised by rounded sepals with scarious margin. Here sepals are clearly ovate with acute tip and without scarious margin.
To me both this plant as well as one on FOI are not S. elatior:
1. S. elatior is an Eastern Himalayan species distributed Nepal eastwards.
2. In S. elatior thye stamens are far exceeding the corolla. Here it is hardly visible from corolla.
3. The plants S. elatior are glabrous to somewhat hairy above here they are prominently glandular pubescent.
Both these plants (FOI and above plant), I hope identify with S. edgeworthii.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
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