On Aug 29, 3:35 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com
> *Artemisia amygdalina* Decne., Voy. Ind. Bot. 4: 92. t. 100. 1843
> A rare interesting species from Kashmir characterized by its simple serrate
> leaves, green on upper surface and hoary tomentose on lower surface. The
> leaves look similar to willow leaves and also like that of Saussurea
> albescens, with which I passed it on first visit. Perennial herb up to 2 m
> tall with many stems from base; leaves sessile, elliptic-lanceolate, up to
> 15 cm long, 1-3 cm broad, serrate with gland-tipped teeth; heads numerous,
> pendulous, 3-4 mm across, marginal florets female, disc bisexual.
> There is an important paper on this species
> According to this paper this species has not been collected in last 40
> years, and when I went through this paper I learnt that this 40 year earlier
> collection was done by me. Fortunately I don't remember about this
> collection because it would have been difficult for me not to disclose the
> site of collection, very essential for the preservation of critically
> endangered species. Sufficient to say it is somewhere in Lolab valley.
> The present photographs were taken from Botanical Garden of Kashmir
> University, where it has been grown for conservation. It was photographed in
> August this year.
> 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/
> Artemisia-amygdalina-Univ Botanical Garden-Kashmir-1.jpg
> Artemisia-amygdalina-Univ Botanical Garden-Kashmir-3.jpg
> Artemisia-amygdalina-Univ Botanical Garden-Kashmir-2.jpg