VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 - 1257 :: small herb with tiny pink flower at Valley of Flowers

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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 22, 2012, 11:42:08 AM8/22/12
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2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers ... about 11000 - 12000 ft
Dear friends, ID please.
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: small ground-cover herb, about 20 - 40 cm high; tiny flower: about 3 - 4 mm across


P1010941

P1010944   P1010940
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Nidhan Singh

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Aug 22, 2012, 11:44:32 AM8/22/12
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Any Galium sp.???



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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 22, 2012, 11:51:05 AM8/22/12
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Many thanks Nidhan ji.
Will wait for comment(s).
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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 23, 2012, 10:10:36 AM8/23/12
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Yes Galium species. Perhaps fruits should help further.


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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 23, 2012, 10:42:01 AM8/23/12
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Many thanks Gurcharan ji.
Will post photo(s) if any hint of fruiting is found in any photos.
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Dinesh

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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:      

“Any Galium sp.???” from Nidhan ji.                      

 

“Yes Galium species. Perhaps fruits should help further.
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“Any Galium sp.???” from Nidhan ji.

“Yes Galium species. Perhaps fruits should help further.
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Balkar Singh

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Sep 18, 2012, 1:46:58 PM9/18/12
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Two red flowered sp are mentioned in Flora of Chamoli

G hirtifolium  if fruits hooked bristly, leaves 4 or G asperifolium if fruits smooth, leaves 6-8
So may be  G asperifolium if fruits smooth, leaves 6-8 
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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 18, 2012, 1:51:19 PM9/18/12
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Many many thanks Balkar ji for the further lead.
Hopefully next trip I get to the fruit of this plant.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 18, 2012, 8:18:05 PM9/18/12
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Dinesh ji perhaps your another visit may not be necessary if you go through the interesting discussion in Flora of China



G. hirtifolium is out of question as 6 leaves can easily be counted. It seems G. asperifolium is a very polymorphic species, the white to yellowish flowered populations are all considered as part of this species, whereas red flowered (and larger flower, which struck me from day one) specimens are now treated as a distinct species Galium blinii. Important to note that these red flowered specimens (according to Flora of China) have often been treated as synonym of G. asperifolium var. sikkimense which typically has yellowish-greenish flowers.
     Interesting to note that another red-flowered species  G. craticulatum  as endemic to Bhutan. with totally glabrous stem and sparsely retrorsely scabrid leaves. In one or two leaves in second photograph I can see consipicous retrorsely scabrid leaf margin. Perhaps you can Please find out and enlarge a clear view of stem to see if stem is glabrous or scabrid to confirm it further.


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Balkar Singh

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Sep 18, 2012, 9:48:53 PM9/18/12
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Yes Sir I also shot this plant stem was not glabrous at all. Pls see attached picture
Galium (5).JPG

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 18, 2012, 10:43:31 PM9/18/12
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Thanks Balkar ji for settling the issue.


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J.M. Garg

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Dec 13, 2021, 4:16:41 AM12/13/21
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Looks different from Galium asperifolium Wall., as per images and details herein. 
I checked keys in Flora of Bhutan at Galium, but could not find a satisfactory match.

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Dinesh Valke

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Dec 13, 2021, 6:37:12 AM12/13/21
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Thanks Garg ji.
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J.M. Garg

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Dec 20, 2021, 12:16:24 AM12/20/21
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Galium pusillosetosum H.Hara is one possibility as per only GBIF specimen
BSI Flora of India gives its distribution in Uttarakhand.
Experts may pl. give their views.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 25, 2021, 7:15:39 AM12/25/21
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Corola lobes are quite different.
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