Potentilla species- Kalinchok, Dolkha, Nepal


Potentilla pedunculosa? : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Enclosing some pictures for ID please. It does not match with P. anserina and P.plurijuga.
Does Potentilla pedunculosa really exist? I did not fine any picture in the web.
Date : 25 July 2014
Location : Kalinchok, Dolkha, Nepal
Altitude: 12000 ft.
E. Alpine Rangelands Vegetation The alpine rangelands are situated above 4000m and are covered with snow most of the year. During summer, when snow melts, the grasses grow very quickly and complete their life cycle. During this period these rangelands provide 3–4 months of grazing to the nomadic herds of yak, chauris and sheep. A small number of different plant communities are common in this region. The Department of Medicinal Plants reported that in alpine meadow of Langtang Valley the major species were Cortia depressa and Kobresia spp. In the Cortiatype meadow, 40–80% of the coverage was occupied by C. depressa and the subsidiary species were Potentilla pedunculosa, Primula obliqua, Carex spp. and Geranium polyanthes. In the Kobresia-type meadow, Kobresia spp. occupied 40–90% of the coverage and the subsidiary species varied between different sites. On the slopes, the meadows were dominated with gramineous vegetation
Just now I opened my mail and checked with my work on Sikkim. There is no detailed description and other observations needed for identification. However with my memory and seeing the records, it seems to be P. peduncularis D. Don, having distribution in Nepal (D.Don's Flora Nepalensis may also be consulted).
Thank you all for your concern. I think leaves are slightly different from P.peduncularis.
I want to make sure that P. pedunculosa exists.
I could not find P. pedunculosa anywhere in eFlora of Nepal & other efloras.
You can not rely on such documents on existance of a species or otherwise.
Sometimes there are a lot of spelling mistakes.
This is my personal opinion, but you may think otherwise.
No Potentilla pedunculosa does not exist but P.peducularis D.Don does, however the Potentilla photographed does not look anything like that species.
This is the third Potentilla thought to be P.peduncularis - none of which are or indeed even come close to resembling this species......
I shall return to these images when time permits. Potentilla is quite a large genus with several species which are similar to each other.
ID still pending.
I guess it is not matching with P. peduncularis !

Potentilla lineata Trevir.  ??
Syn: Potentilla fulgens Wall. ex Hook.

I think does not match with images at Potentilla lineata