Cautleya gracilis var. gracilis (Sm.) Dandy submission AS20 July22

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Ashutosh Sharma

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Jul 19, 2022, 4:58:12 AMJul 19
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Respected members,

Cautleya gracilis var. gracilis (Sm.) Dandy
Synonyms- Cautleya luteaRoscoea lutea
Family- Zingiberaceae

Photographed in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
Dated - 15 July 2022

Here I am submitting some images of Cautleya gracilis var. gracilis (type variety) which can be easily distinguished from Cautleya gracilis var. robusta (K.Schum.) Sanjappa by its lax 1-5 flowered inflorescence and shorter floral bracts (upto half the length of calyx)
Please refer to following publication for more details 

Following above publication there are Four taza under genus Cautleya, so I am adding the key for Cautleya species here for easy identification -

Cautleya spicata - Leaves petiolate and prominent aril in fruit covering completely covering the seed.

Cautleya gracilis var. gracilis - Inflorescence lax, 1-5 flowered, short floral bracts extending only upto half the length of calyx & rhizome running.

Cautleya gracilis var. robusta - Inflorescence dense, more than 10 flowered, floral bracts extending beyond half the length of calyx & rhizome clump forming. Floral bracts, calyx glabrous and corolla tube 2.6-2.7cm long 

Cautleya gracilis var. hispida - Floral bracts, calyx pubescent, corolla tube 1 4-1.8cm long as long as calyx.

There are couple of misidentification on our Cautleya sp. page on which i will be commenting shortly.

With best regards
Ashutosh Sharma
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J.M. Garg

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Jul 19, 2022, 5:06:36 AMJul 19
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Thanks, Ashutosh ji

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Ashutosh Sharma

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Jul 19, 2022, 5:30:34 AMJul 19
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Adding some more images

With best regards
Ashutosh Sharma 
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J.M. Garg

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Jul 19, 2022, 5:47:17 AMJul 19
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Thanks, Ashutosh ji

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Mahadeswara

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Jul 19, 2022, 11:32:57 PMJul 19
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Awesome photographs and an upload !

J.M. Garg

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Jul 25, 2022, 3:33:01 AMJul 25
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Thanks, Ashutosh ji

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J.M. Garg

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Jul 25, 2022, 3:33:23 AMJul 25
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Thanks, Ashutosh ji

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