I invested some time to find the ID of this plant which I have never seen in nature. It is either Melasma avense (=Alectra avensis) of Scrophulariaceae or a species very close to it. DSRawat Pantnagar
Dr D.S.Rawat Department of Biological Sciences, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar-263 145 Uttarakhand, INDIA *eflorapantnagar* <https://sites.google.com/site/eflorapantnagar/home> displaying wild flora of Pantnagar On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 1:32 AM, C CHADWELL <chrischadwell...@btinternet.com > wrote: > This plant is neither *Rhinanthus minor* (known as 'Yellow-Rattle' in the > UK) nor *R.glaber* recorded > from China. Neither have records for Nepal nor anywhere in the Himalaya > proper, as far as I know. > > I shall see what I or others can come up with. These sub-tropical > locations and associated flora are not familiar > territory for me..... Hopefully someone else can "come to the rescue". > Seems quite distinctive, so someone should > be able to recognise it. > > By the way, two 'Rhinanthus' was included in 'Flora of British India' one > a synonym for *Pedicularis bifida *(Scrophulariaceae) > the other for *Geniospermum elongatum* (Lamiaceae). > > > Best Wishes, > > > Chris Chadwell > > > 81 Parlaunt Road > SLOUGH > SL3 8BE > UK > > www.shpa.org.uk > > > > > > > ------------------------------ > *From:* J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com> > *To:* efloraofindia <email@example.com> > *Cc:* Saroj Kasaju <kasajusa...@gmail.com>; D.S Rawat < > drdsrawat.alpin...@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Monday, 17 October 2016, 8:20 > *Subject:* Fwd: SK99SEP12-1016:ID > > Forwarding again for Id assistance please. > Some earlier relevant feedback: > It was unfortunate that when I went to the spot after a couple of weeks to > get pictures of > the plant there was no trace of any plant . > However, from your hint and comparison of web pictures I guess it could be > *Rhinanthus > minor *L. (accepted name). > Request experts for opinion. > Thank you. > http://www.efloras.org/ florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2& taxon_id=200021241 > <http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200021241> > Saroj kasaju > Does not match with the illustration at the given link (of *Rhinanthus > glaber* Lamarck syn: *Rhinanthus major* Ehrhart): > http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=3778&flora_id=2 > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: *Saroj Kasaju* <kasajusa...@gmail.com> > Date: 12 September 2016 at 14:53 > Subject: SK99SEP12-1016:ID > To: "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com>, efloraofindia < > firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > Dear Mr. Garg, > > > Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Gund Bhaktapur Nepal on 11 September > 2016 at 5100 ft. > > Thank you. > > Saroj Kasaju > > > > -- > With regards, > J.M.Garg > 'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna' > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1> > Winner of Wipro-NFS Sparrow Awards 2014 for efloraofindia > <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/award-for-efloraofindia>. > For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora, > please visit/ join our Efloraofindia Google e-group > <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/indiantreepix> (largest in the > world- around 2700 members & 2,40,000 messages on 31.3.16) or Efloraofindia > website <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/> (with a species > database of more than 11,000 species & 2,20,000 images). > The whole world uses my Image Resource > <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg> of more than a > thousand species & eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc. > (arranged alphabetically & place-wise). You can also use them for free as > per Creative Commons license attached with each image. > Also author of 'A Photoguide to the Birds of Kolkata & Common Birds of > India'. > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "efloraofindia" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to indiantreepix+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.