Anemonastrum elongatum

Anemonastrum elongatum (D. Don) Holub, Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 8: 165 1973. (syn: Anemone elongata D. Don; Anemone rivularis Wall. (ambiguous synonym));  

India (Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh), Sikkim, N-Burma, Nepal, N-Burma, Tibet, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing) as per Catalogue of Life;


 https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/722ef60d094d5117/Anemone%20obtusiloba%20is%20it%20I%20IMG_4563.jpg?part=0.3&authuser=0&view=1
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/722ef60d094d5117/Anemone%20obtusiloba%20is%20it%20I%20IMG_4565.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHUpX0LHexNb7OrY3drysLgdJfWMUILos3M7SJMllsqmaj2kLAJNHZ5cGL_DLgxD7CHoLfVwOJGgj2vo5oKmXrV5xAeeEXa-07tKLCELJrcRWSTi-Y
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/722ef60d094d5117/Anemone%20obtusiloba%20is%20it%20I2%20IMG_4566.jpg?part=0.2&authuser=0&view=1
Flora of Uttarakhand- Anemone obtusiloba ?: Captured on 12/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Valley of Flowers (around 12500 ft.).
- Not A. obtusiloba atleast. It is much taller plant
- More likely Anemone tetrasepala
Nice pictures ... Agree with Sir, matches well with Anemone tetrasepala as in Polunin & Stainton.
Further to my posting about confusion between Anemone polyanthes and A.tetrasepala, have decided to look at Anemone postings.
These images do not fit what I understand to be Anemone obtusiloba.
I do NOT consider they are A.tetrasepala either. Furthermore, A.tetrasepala is only recorded from Afghanistan to H.P., so a record from Uttarakhand would be surprising.
Anemone tetrasepala is NOT mentioned in 'The Valley of Flowers' book - though it mentions both A.polyanthes and A.narcissiflora.
Next comes Anemone polyanthes - which is recorded from VoF but I cannot say it matches this well either.
At present then, I am unsure.  Will need to look into this further.  MOST of the images I see of A.tetrasepala on google are probably A. polyanthes!   ANOTHER MUDDLE.....
I think it is closer to Anemonastrum tetrasepalum (Royle) Holub (syn: Anemone tetrasepala Royle) as per details and references herein and as per keys in Flora of Pakistan & FOP illustration

There are two closely related species in our area: Anemonastrum tetrasepalum (Royle) Holub (syn: Anemone tetrasepala Royle) (Distribution given in J&K only in our area) and Anemone elongata. Keys between them is given below from Flora of China:
35 (34)Leaf blade 3-lobed, leathery; sepals 4, 12--20 × 6--12 mm, glabrous, with vein anastomoses; achene body 8--12 mm 33 A. tetrasepala
+Leaf blade 3-parted, herbaceous; sepals 5, varying in size, puberulent or glabrous, without vein anastomoses; achene body smaller. (36)
    
36 (35)Sepals 12--20 × 6--12 mm, base cuneate, apex rounded; achene body 6--9 mm, wing 1.2--1.3 mm wide, style 1--1.5 mm 34 A. elongata
+Sepals 7--10 × 4--6 mm, base rounded, apex acute; achene body 5--6 mm, wing 0.5--0.6 mm wide, style 0.6--1 mm 35 A. shikokiana

Keys point out towards this plant being Anemone elongata. I further checked with GBIF & description in Flora of China and as per high resolution specimens as below:

https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/10e3a29bb2ac57/DSC_0686.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrE2RWcnZvyDcoVOYZJrnIIc4hc1jFzdMxnRnh3_ycwN_oRAHc4vcf3D6POp-_yut5N-3iAJUe5NLSP914T6cVaaHiv3UTcDED_3PtzrYi3X4oLYHXkhttps://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/10e3a29bb2ac57/DSC_0712.JPG?part=0.2&authuser=0&view=1
SK2063 20 July 2019 : 8 posts by 2 authors. 5 correct images except 1st image- around 600 kb each. 
Location:  Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date:  3 July 2019
Elevation:  2415 m.
Habit : Wild
Anemone rivularis Buch.-Ham. ex DC. ??

Please ignore image 1. 

May be as per Anemone rivularis. But typical purple colouration is missing. 

Anemonastrum elongatum (D.Don) Holub ??
Syn : Anemone elongata D.Don

There are two closely related species in our area: Anemonastrum tetrasepalum (Royle) Holub (syn: Anemone tetrasepala Royle) (Distribution given in J&K only in our area) and Anemone elongata. Keys between them is given below from Flora of China:
35 (34)Leaf blade 3-lobed, leathery; sepals 4, 12--20 × 6--12 mm, glabrous, with vein anastomoses; achene body 8--12 mm 33 A. tetrasepala
+Leaf blade 3-parted, herbaceous; sepals 5, varying in size, puberulent or glabrous, without vein anastomoses; achene body smaller. (36)
    
36 (35)Sepals 12--20 × 6--12 mm, base cuneate, apex rounded; achene body 6--9 mm, wing 1.2--1.3 mm wide, style 1--1.5 mm 34 A. elongata
+Sepals 7--10 × 4--6 mm, base rounded, apex acute; achene body 5--6 mm, wing 0.5--0.6 mm wide, style 0.6--1 mm 35 A. shikokiana

Keys point out towards this plant being Anemone elongata. I further checked with GBIF & description in Flora of China and as per high resolution specimens as below:

I also find abstract of one paper:
Exclusion of Anemone tetrasepala (Ranunculaceae) from the flora of China (Abstract- We demonstrate that all the Xizang (Tibet) specimens previously identified as Anemone tetrasepala (Ranunculaceae) actually belong to A. elongata, a species distributed in east Himalaya. Anemone tetrasepala is not known to occur in China, but is confined to north-west Himalaya only).
Nepali Name: धनेरो  Dhanero/ रतन जोत  Ratan Jot/ सेतो बिख Seto Bikh 

Yes. I think so. 



Comments