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Alok Mahendroo

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Aug 30, 2011, 1:01:56 PM8/30/11
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Dear friends,
Looking back as hindsight.. I realise that I should have spent more time
photographing better images... except for the fact that I was still in
the middle of nowhere and had miles to go before I would sleep....

Location Chamba
Altitude 4500 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 12 inches

regards
Alok
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Village Khudgot,
P.O. Dalhousie
District Chamba
H.P. 176304, India

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 31, 2011, 12:07:45 AM8/31/11
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Valeriana sp

Basal and middle leaves need to be seen for species fixation.


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Alok Mahendroo

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Aug 31, 2011, 3:08:43 AM8/31/11
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Sir, these are the best enlargements I can take from the high-res
photos...
Regards
Alok
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Satish Phadke

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Aug 31, 2011, 3:13:35 AM8/31/11
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Alok ji
Your experience is not different than many others.
The same thing happened with me during my Spiti visit. Most of my group members were interested in watching birds and I used to be the laggard running behind plants.
Anyway you are from Himalayan region. You may get time again to observe these plants again and take more photographs. We are enjoying the genera at least. Keep posting.
Dr Phadke

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 31, 2011, 4:05:57 AM8/31/11
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I will go with V. pyrolaefolia


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Alok Mahendroo

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Aug 31, 2011, 4:21:49 AM8/31/11
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Ahhh.. yes sir, I remember your own id keys...

"Perhaps it should be understood that all three species V. pyrolaefolia,
V.jatamansii and V. hardwickii have simple basal leaves. In V.
pyrolaefolia cauline are also simple, in V. jatamansii cauline 3-fid and
in Hardwickii cauline 3-7 pinnatipartite"

I guess I should revise my lessons more often...
Thank you once again sir..
regards
Alok
On Wed, 2011-08-31 at 13:35 +0530, Gurcharan Singh wrote:
> pyrolaefolia

Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 31, 2011, 4:43:45 AM8/31/11
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Alok ji
Perhaps some more searching. Although basal leaves are not cordate, I see some cauline leaves with basal lobes. So V. jatamansi is also under consideration.


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

J.M. Garg

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Sep 30, 2016, 1:04:13 PM9/30/16
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Appears more closer to the images at Valeriana himalayana Grubov
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With regards,
J.M.Garg

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