Bistorta affinis from Apharwat mountain in Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 29, 2011, 9:10:36 AM8/29/11
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Bistorta affinis (D. Don) Greene, Leafl. bot. observ. 1:21, 1904

syn: Polygonum affine D. Don; Persicaria affinis (D. Don) Ronse Decr.

Common name: Himalayan fleece-flower

Perennial plant with woody rootstock clothed with old stipules, and procumbent tufted branches up to 25 cm long; leaves mostly basal, elliptic-lanceolate, margins recurved, crenate, glabrous; stem leaves few; ochrea up to 1 cm long, many-nerved, brown; flowers pedicellate, white turning rosy with age, in compact 5-8 cm long erect spicate racemes; tepals 5, biseriate; stamens 8; ovary trigonous with long free styles; nut trigonous, 2-2.5 mm long.

Photographed from Apharwat Mountain in Kashmir in August, often forming patches among rocky slopes, alt. 3500 m. 



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Tabish

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Aug 29, 2011, 11:08:20 AM8/29/11
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Polygonum affine D. Don is the accepted name now
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-50133712
Status of Bistorta affinis not resolved.
- Tabish

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Ushadi micromini

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Aug 29, 2011, 11:42:00 AM8/29/11
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Thanks, Gurucharanji for showing me these rare things....
Beautiful photography to boot too !!!

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Balkar Arya

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Aug 29, 2011, 11:49:33 AM8/29/11
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Very Nice Close-UP
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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 29, 2011, 1:09:28 PM8/29/11
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Tabish ji
I had seen that, but used this name as it has been an accepted name in our database FOI, and also GRIN. If we follow The Plant list we will have to change names of all Bistorta species in FOI.

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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Satish Phadke

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Aug 30, 2011, 1:51:36 AM8/30/11
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Beautiful plant
One of those many Polygonaceae members from Himalayas.
I had seen this in Spiti valley in Aug2009
Dr Phadke

Tabish

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Aug 30, 2011, 2:01:53 AM8/30/11
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Thanks Gurcharan ji,
I am in the process of cleaning up names at FOI. But it will
happen slowly, with 3,400+ species.
- Tabish

On Aug 29, 10:09 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Tabish ji
> I had seen that, but used this name as it has been an accepted name in our
> database FOI, and also GRIN. If we follow The Plant list we will have to
> change names of all Bistorta species in FOI.
>
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> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
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