Flora of Uttarakhand- Anemone obtusiloba ?

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J.M. Garg

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Jan 4, 2011, 12:26:35 AM1/4/11
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Captured on 12/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Valley of Flowers (around 12500 ft.).

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tanay bose

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Jan 4, 2011, 12:56:45 AM1/4/11
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I think this is Anemone obtusiloba indeed
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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 8, 2011, 6:31:59 AM1/8/11
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Not A. obtusiloba atleast
It is much taller plant


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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 24, 2011, 5:32:40 AM1/24/11
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More likely Anemone tetrasepala


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Rashida Atthar

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Jan 25, 2011, 5:57:50 AM1/25/11
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Nice pictures Garg ji. Agree with Sir, matches well with Anemone tetrasepala as in Polunin & Stainton.
 
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chrischa...@btinternet.com

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Jan 10, 2017, 6:22:48 PM1/10/17
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Further to my posting about confusion between Anemone polyanthes and A.tetrasepala, have decided to look at Anemone postings.

These images do not fit what I understand to be Anemone obtusiloba.

I do NOT consider they are A.tetrasepala either.  Furthermore, A.tetrasepala is only recorded from Afghanistan to H.P., so a record from
Uttarakhand would be surprising.

Anemone tetrasepala is NOT mentioned in 'The Valley of Flowers' book - though it mentions both A.polyanthes and A.narcissiflora.

Next comes Anemone polyanthes - which is recorded from VoF but I cannot say it matches this well either.

At present then, I am unsure.  Will need to look into this further.   MOST of the images I see of A.tetrasepala on google are probably
A.polyanthes!   ANOTHER MUDDLE.....

J.M. Garg

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Jan 11, 2017, 2:26:59 AM1/11/17
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Thanks a lot,  Chadwell ji.


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JM Garg

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Aug 5, 2019, 11:42:22 PM8/5/19
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I think it is closer to Anemonastrum tetrasepalum (Royle) Holub (syn: Anemone tetrasepala Royle) as per details and references herein and as per keys in Flora of Pakistan & FOP illustration
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J.M. Garg

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Aug 6, 2019, 6:28:45 AM8/6/19
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There are two closely related species in our area: Anemonastrum tetrasepalum (Royle) Holub (syn: Anemone tetrasepala Royle) (Distribution given in J&K only in our area) and Anemone elongata. Keys between them is given below from Flora of China:
35 (34)Leaf blade 3-lobed, leathery; sepals 4, 12--20 × 6--12 mm, glabrous, with vein anastomoses; achene body 8--12 mm 33 A. tetrasepala
+Leaf blade 3-parted, herbaceous; sepals 5, varying in size, puberulent or glabrous, without vein anastomoses; achene body smaller. (36)
    
36 (35)Sepals 12--20 × 6--12 mm, base cuneate, apex rounded; achene body 6--9 mm, wing 1.2--1.3 mm wide, style 1--1.5 mm 34 A. elongata
+Sepals 7--10 × 4--6 mm, base rounded, apex acute; achene body 5--6 mm, wing 0.5--0.6 mm wide, style 0.6--1 mm 35 A. shikokiana

Keys point out towards this plant being Anemone elongata. I further checked with GBIF & description in Flora of China and as per high resolution specimens as below:

In view I think the posted plant should be of Anemone elongata.


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