Thank you Chadwell ji,
There are 12 species of Aconitum recorded for Sikkim. I have no knowledge
in this group.
Someone gave me a Key to the species in Sikkim which I am furnishing below
thinking that it may be of some use.
Climbing or twining herbs
Annual herbs with slender tap roots; carpels 9 –
12 5. *A. gymnandrum*
Perennial or biennial herbs, usually with a paired tap root; carpels 3 – 5
Inflorescences 1 – 4-flowered
10. *A. naviculare*
11. *A. novoluridum*
Petals hispid or hispidulous
Carpels glabrous, drying black
4. *A. gammiei*
Carpels 3 (-4 –
8. *A. laciniatum*
Uppermost sepal horizontal, conspicuously beaked; carpels densely yellow
9. *A. nakaoi*
Uppermost sepal oblique, shortly beaked; carpels sparsely pubescent to
6. *A. heterophylloides*
1. *A. bisma*
Leaves from hypogynous base of
stem 7. *A. hookeri*
Leaves basal and
Bracteoles linear, entire; flowers dirty blue; petal head *ca *6 mm
long 3. *A. ferox*
Bracteoles broad, dentate; flowers deep blue; petal head *ca *10 mm
12. *A. spicatum*
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:12 PM, chrischadwell...@btinternet.com <
> I can say with certainty that this is definitely not *Aconitum
> heterophyllu*m - a species not found in the E.Himalaya. I had delayed in
> sending an initial response in hope that some else would name it!
> My knowledge of Eastern Himalayan flora is much less with relatively few
> plant explorations in the region. I have not been into Sikkim proper.
> Aconitum is not an easy genus; I see there are a number of images of
> specimens of this genus photographed in Sikkim on efi site which have not
> be identified yet. *Another task awaiting to take a close look at all
> these!* Clearly there is no expert on the genus currently available?
> There are quite a number of species to consider. I could say it was
> similar to one or two species but need time to look into the E.Himalayan
> representatives further. Some 20+ species recorded from Bhutan & Sikkim -
> though one can readily eliminate most of these.
> Shall wait further just in case there is anyone out there who can come to
> our assistance?
> On Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 6:05:01 PM UTC+1, tchakrab wrote:
>> Kindly look at the attachments. This is fairly common there.
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