Thank you Dr Rawat once again for explaining this. I saw several larger 
rosettes but since they didn’t have flowers yet (or I failed to spot them in my 
tiredness), I didn’t get images of them. Perhaps, I will get to go and see the 
plant again some time soon.

With best regards,
Ashwini


> On 4 Aug 2017, at 18:46, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks, Ashwini ji. 
> 
> On 04-Aug-2017 11:30 AM, "D.S Rawat" <drdsrawat.alpin...@gmail.com 
> <mailto:drdsrawat.alpin...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Yes it looks like Jurinella macrocephala (Asteraceae). Rosette of leaves is 
> yet not mature and some larger leaves are browsed by animals(?). Complete 
> rosette is quite characteristic and can readily be identified. Please see 
> this plant in eFI. 
> <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a---l/ar/asteraceae/carduoideae/jurinea/jurinea-dolomiaea>
> Two species of Dolomiaea DC. genus are known in India as per BSI information 
> (Karthikeyan et al 2009)
> 1. D. baltalensis Dar & Naqshi known from Kashmir
> 2. D. cooperi (J.Anthony) Ling known from Eastern Himalaya
> Their distribution is not matching with this record!
> 
> The plant here looks to me closer to Jurinella macrocephala (Royle) Aswal & 
> Goel (=Dolomiaea macrocephala Royle; Jurinea macrocephala (Royle) C.B.Clarke; 
> Jurinea himalaica R.R.Stewart). This species is widespread in Central and 
> Western Himalaya and this record matches with distribution.
> 
> In eFI we have kept it under the name Jurinea dolomiaea 
> <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a---l/ar/asteraceae/carduoideae/jurinea/jurinea-dolomiaea>.
> 
> DSRawat Pantnagar
> 
> 
> On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 5:02:28 PM UTC+5:30, ashwini wrote:
> I found many of these rosettes growing about 4000m and above but found 
> flowers growing on only this plant. I think this is Dolomiaea macrocephala. 
> Please advise me if I am making a mistake.
> 
> Dolomiaea macrocephala
> Above Lahaish Cave, Towards Indrahar Pass, Dharamshala, HP
> 4000m and above
> 28-29 July 2017
> 
> Thanks.
> Ashwini
> 
> 
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