Taxonomical Brit. India 1: 675. 1875; Naithani, Fl. Chamoli

description of Plants

Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet,
Hort. Brit. Ed. 1: 54. 1826, Masters in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 326. 1874;
Duthie, Fl. U. Gang. Pl. 1: 83. 1903. Sida
indica L. in Torner, Cent. Pl. 2: 26. 1756. Gaur, Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him.
158. 1999.          

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             Vern. kanghe

             Annual or perennial, tomentose
undershrubs, to 3m tall. Leaves cordate, 3-6.5×2-6cm, pubescent on both
surfaces, acute or acuminate at apex; petioles 2-15cm long. Pedicel longer than
petioles, jointed towards top. Sepals ovate, apiculate. Corolla yellow to
orange, without purple centre; petals broadly obovate, ciliate at base. Stamina
column 5-7mm long. Schizpcarps 1.5-2.5cm across, globular or flat; mericarps
15-25, reniform; seeds reniform, brownish-black.          

           Fl. & Fr.: August.-Apr.  

Achyranthes bidentata Blaume, Bijdr.
545. 1825; Hook. f. in Fl. Birt. India 4: 730. 1885;   Babu, Herb. Fl. D.Dun 436. 1997; Naithani,
Fl. Chamoli 2:526. 1985.  Gaur, Fl. Dist.
Garh. NW. Him. 117.1999.          

            Vern. & H. Chichelee, Laatjira Sans.
Apamarga, Chirchira.      

            Annual-perennial, slender,
deciduous herbs or under shrubs; stem woody at base, patently hairy. Leaves
opposite, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 6.5-12×1.5-2.5cm, entire, acuminate, thin,
dull-green above, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces; petioles 0.5-3.5cm (or
more) long. Spikes axillary or terminal, 5-30cm long, rachis pubescent; flowers
deflexed; bracts and bracteoles spinescent. Perianth segments 5, glabrous,
green, acute, Stamens 5, alternate with 5 staminodes; staminode truncate or
shortly toothed. Urticles oblong, 1-seeded.         

            Fl. & Fr.: August.-Dec.    

Aesculus indica
(Colebr. ex Cambess.) Hook. in Curtis, Bot. Mag. 85: t. 5117. 1859; Hiern in
Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 675. 1875; Naithani, Fl. Chamoli 1 128. 1984.
Pavia indica Colebr. ex Canbess. In Jacquem Vol. 4. (Bot.): 31. t. 35. 1835.
Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 366. 1999.

            Vern. & H. Pangar, Bankhor Eng. Himalayan
Horse Chestnut.

             Deciduous trees, to 40m high with
scaly buds. Leaves opposite, digitate, 5-9 foliate, estipulate; petioles
10-15cm long; leaflets oblong or oblanceolate, 10-25×3.5-9cm, glabrous,
serrulate, acuminate; lateral nerves 15-22 pairs; petiolules 0.5-2.5cm; bud
scales about 4cm long, oblong membranous, caducous. Flowers pinkish-white,
2-2.5cm long, in terminal, erect, 20-30cm long panicles. Calyx tubular with 5
short rounded lobes. Petals 4, white-yellow to pinkish, clawed, unequal in
breadth. Stamens 7, filifom, curved upward. Ovary sessile, 3-celled; style
simple, slender; disc one sided. Capsules rough, ovoid, 2.3-4.6×3.2-4.5cm,
containing single, large-sized, dark-brown, smooth, shining seed.

            Fl. & Fr.: Mar.-Nov.1500-2500m,

Adenostemma lavenia
(L.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 1;304. 1891; Babu, Herb. Fl. D.Dun 237. 1977. Verbesina lavenia L., Sp. Pl. 902. 1753.
A. viscosum J.R & G. Forster,
Char. Gen. Pl. 89. t. 45. 1776. Var.
latifolia Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 3; 242. 1881 p.p. Gaur, Fl. Dist.
Garh. NW. Him. 554. 1999.            

            Annual, erect, or
decumbent-ascending herbs, 12-90cm high; often rooting at base; glabrous on
lower part, glandular-hairy above. Leaves shortly stalked, upper sessile, ovate-lanceolate,
2-6.5×1.5-3cm, acute or obtuse, entire or serrate. Heads pale-yellow, discoid,
in lax corymbs. Involucre bracts 2-seriate, ciliate on margins. Corolla 1-2mm
long, straight. Achenes obovoid, glandular. Pappus of 3-5, small, club-shaped

            Fl.: Apr.-May.; Fr.:

Ainsliaea apetra
DC., Prod. 7; 14. 1838; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 3: 388. 1881; Naithani, Fl.
Chamoli 1; 304. 1884. Gaur, Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 555.

           Vern. Kauru. Khad-Jari

Erect herbs, to 60cm high, with thick rootstock.
Leaves mostly radical, triangular, broadly ovate-cordate, 6-14×4-10cm, acute,
sinuate lobed or toothed, dark-green, glabrescent or pubescent; petioles 4-12cm
long; cauline leaven alternate, much smaller. Scapes stout, erect, 10-40cm
long; heads in small clusters, flowering heads 1.2-2cm long, discoid, sessile
of shortly peduncled. Involucre bracts in many series, outer shorter. Corolla
pinkish-white, 1.2-1.5mm long; 5-lobed. Achenes black, subcompressed. Pappus
reddish-black dotted at base.

             Fl.: Mar.-May; Fr.:

Ainsliaea latifolia
(D.Don) Schultz-Bipontinus in Jahresber, Pollichia 18-19: 169. 1861; Naithani,
Fl. Chamoli 1; 305. 1984. Liatris
latifolia D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 169. 1825. A. pteropoda DC., Prodr. 7: 14. 1838; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India
3: 388. 1881. Gaur, Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 555. 1999.

            Vern. Kauru.

            Erect herbs, to 40cm high, with
thick rootstock. Leaves radical, ovate-cordate, 6-12×3-7cm, acute, finely
toothed, and white-tomentose beneath, base decurrent, into 5-12cm long, winged
petiole. Scapes erect. Solitary, 10-30cm long. Heads solitary or 1-2 together,
narrowly cylindrical, 12-16mm long; florets 1-4, white, tinged pink. Involucre
bracts 2-3 serrate, outer ones shorter. Achenes oblonceolate, ribbed,
silky-pubescent. Pappus pale-brown.

            Fl.: Apr.-June.; Fr.:

Ajuga parviflora
Benth. in Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 59. 1830; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 4:
703. 1885; Naithani, Fl. Chamoli 2: 502. 1985. Gaur, Fl. Dist.
Garh. NW. Him. 459. 1999.

           Eng. Bugle.

            Annual, diffused, pubescent herbs;
stem branched from the base, 10-30cm high. Leaves oblanceolate or obovate,
2.5-10×1.5-5cm, often tinged with purple on the lower surface, crenate-dentate
or entire; radical leaves shortly stalked; cauline ones smaller, sessile, more
hairy. Flower whorls in compact, terminal, 8-10cm long spikes; bracts
ovate-oblong. Calyx 5-toothed, hairy; teeth lanceolate. Corolla pink-purple to
blue, 5-6mm long, 2-lipped; upper small, 2-lobed; lower 3-lobed, sub equal,
middle one largest. Nutlets rugose, reticulate.

            Fl.: Mar.-Apr.; Fr.:

Alnus nepalensis D.Don,
Prodr. Fl. Nep. 58. 1825; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 5: 600. 1888; Naithani,
Fl. Chamoli 2: 294. 1985. Gaur, Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 108.1999.

            Vern. Utees, Ust Eng. Alder.

            Trees, to 35m high; bark dark-green
or silvery grey. Leaves elliptic or broadly ovate, 10-18×7-10cm, shortly
acuminate, entire or sinuate-dentate, glabrescent dark-green above, glauclous
and paler beneath; petioles 0.7-1.5cm long. Flowers small, appearing before
leaves; male catkins slender, 4-20cm long, green, in terminal drooping
panicles. Female spikes small, in axillary racemes, forming ovoid, 1.2-2cm long
cones. Nutlets with narrow membranous wings.

           Fl.: October.-Nov.; Fr.:

Anagallis arvensis
L., Sp. Pl. 148. 1753; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 3: 506. 1882; Babu, Herb.
Fl. D.Dun 297. 1977; Naithani, Fl. Chamoli 2: 391. 1985. Gaur,
Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 207. 1999.

            Vern. & H. Jonkmari,Jainghami Eng. Pimpernel.

            Annual, erect or decumbent,
glabrous herbs, 5-20cm high; stem often 4-angular. Leaves sessile,
ovate-lanceolate, 0.8-1.5×0.2-1cm, margins entire, obtuse or sub acute,
glabrous, often punctate on the upper surface. Flowers bright blue, solitary,
axillary; penuncles 1-3cm long. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes lanceolate, acuminate.
Corolla 3-7mm across, 5-fid nearly to the base; lobes glandular, ciliated to
the apex. Stamens 5; filaments hairy. Ovary globose, with many ovules; style
slender. Capsules globose, opening by circular slit round the middle; seeds
many, trigonous.

            Fl.: Feb.-May; Fr.: May-September.

Anaphalis busua
(Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) DC. Prodr. 6: 275. 1838; Babu. Herb. Fl. D.Dun 239.1977,
Naithani, Fl., Chamoli 2: 306. 1984. Ganphalum
busuum Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don. Prodr. Fl. Nep. 173. 1825. A. atanosa DC.,
Prodr. 6: 275. 1838; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 3: 283. 1881. Gaur, Fl. Dist.
Garh. NW. Him. 556. 1999.

           Vern. Bugla Buglya.

            Erect herbs. 30-60cm, tall: stem
branched at the base, somewhat winged. Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate or
ovoblanceolate, 2.5-x0.2-0.3cm, obtuse recurved margins, decunent at base,
1-nerved . Heads discold, 2-3mm across, numerous, in rounded, terminal,
umbellate, corymbs. Involucre bracts erect, 2-3, seriate, obovate-spathulate.
Achenes to 5mm long. Pappus white, barded

             Fl. & Fr.: Jan.-Dec.

Anaphalis contorta (D.Don) Hook.f.
in Fl. Brit.India 3: 284. 1881; Naithani, Fl.Chamoli 1: 306. 1984. Antennaria controta D.Don in Bot. Reg.
7: t. 605. 1821. A. Tenella DC., Prodr. 6:273. 1838. Gaur,
Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 556. 1999.

            Erect of decumbent, to 50cm tall
herbs;  stem usually  branched from the base. leaves sessile,
crowded, overlapping, linear or oblong, 1-2.5×0.1-0.25cm, obtuse, margins
revolute, upper surface dull-green, puberulous, lower surface, white
tomatoes.  Heads small, 2-3mm across, in
compact corymbs. Involucres bracts erect, broadly ovate, scarious, pale-white
or brownish. Ray florets yellowish with filiform corolla; disc florets
yellowish-brown, 5-toothed. Achenes 3-5mm long, smooth, rarely verrucose or

             Fl. & Fr.: July.-Mar.                                                                                                          

Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. in
Benth . & Hook f. Gen. Pl. 2: 303. 1873; Clarke, comp. Ind. 103. 1876; Anaphalis margaritaceae Benth. ex Hook.
F. Ssp. angustior Kitamura. FBH. 139. 1977. Gnaphalium
margaritaceum L. Sp. PL. 850. 1753. Anaphalis
cinnamomea C.B. Clarke in Comp. Indicae 104. 1876; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit.
India. 3: 279. 1881. Gaur, Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 556.

             Erect-decumbent, to 60cm tall
herbs. Leaves sessile, narrowly lanceolate, 3-7.5×1-1.5 cm, acuminate, narrowed
at both ends, glabrous dark green above, densely grey-tomatoes beneath,
3-nerved from the base. Heads discoid, 3-7mm across, crowded in terminal,
5-10cm across corymbs. Involucres bracts erect; outer white, ovate; inner
pale-yellow to brown, linear-oblong. Florets pale-white, corolla 5-toothed.
Achenes linear-oblong, 1-3mm long. Pappus hairy.     

            Fl. & Fr.: August.-Dec.                                                                                                      

Anaphalis triplinervis (Sims) Clarke in
comp. Indica 105. 1876; Hook. f. In Fl. Brit. India 3: 281. 1881; Naithani, Fl.
Chamoli 1: 307. 1984. Antennaria
triplinervis Sims in Bot. Mag. 51: t. 2468. 1823. Gaur,
Fl. Dist. Garh. NW. Him. 556. 1999.

            Erect, rhizomatous herbs, to 70cm
high. Leaves sessile, variable, ovate-lanceolate or obovate-spathulate,
5-10×2-4cm, base clasping or amplexicaule, acute with black point at apex,
entire margins, hairy above, white desely-tomentose beneath. Heads discoid,
4-15mm across, solitary or in terminal corymbs. Involucres bracts ovate-lanceolate,
spreading, shining-white, acute or obtuse, brownish at base. Outer florets
4-toothed, inner ones 5-toothed. Achenes 3-8mm long, tubercled-hairy. Pappus
hair white, bristly.      

            Fl& Fr.: August.-October.