Dear Dr Rawat
Well Done. I am in agreement that your suggestion is awfully close. Pity the
images do notshow fully developed flowers or better close-ups.
'Enumeration of Flowering Plants of Nepal' say 1000-2600m Himalaya, India,
east to W&C China, Malaysia.
But the nomenclature is complicated. They have it as Melasma arvense. Hooker
knew it as Alectra indica.
Whichever genus is currently accepted, they have been transferred from
Scrophulariaceae to Orobanchaceae.
I hear some non-botanists thinking that not only do taxonomists change species
names and names of generabut families as well!
Unfortunately, M.arvense is not currently an accepted name on 'The Plant List'
- I cannot readily find which genus it is included under here?
81 Parlaunt Road
From: D.S Rawat <drdsrawat.alpin...@gmail.com>
To: C CHADWELL <chrischadwell...@btinternet.com>
Cc: J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com>; efloraofindia
<email@example.com>; Saroj Kasaju <kasajusa...@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 15:54
Subject: Re: Fwd: SK99SEP12-1016:ID
I invested some time to find the ID of this plant which I have never seen in
It is either Melasma avense (=Alectra avensis) of Scrophulariaceae or a species
very close to it.
Dr D.S.RawatDepartment of Biological Sciences, G.B. Pant University of
Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar-263 145 Uttarakhand, INDIAeflorapantnagar
displaying wild flora of Pantnagar
On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 1:32 AM, C CHADWELL <chrischadwell...@btinternet.com>
This plant is neither Rhinanthus minor (known as 'Yellow-Rattle' in the UK) nor
R.glaber recordedfrom 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 familiarterritory for me..... Hopefully someone
else can "come to the rescue". Seems quite distinctive, so someone shouldbe
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
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From: J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com>
To: efloraofindia <indiantreepix@googlegroups. com>
Cc: Saroj Kasaju <kasajusa...@gmail.com>; D.S Rawat
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.
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_
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Date: 12 September 2016 at 14:53
To: "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com>, efloraofindia <indiantreepix@googlegroups.
Dear Mr. Garg,
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Gund Bhaktapur Nepal on 11 September 2016
at 5100 ft.
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