Eritrichium canum (Benth.) Kitam.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (Forget-Me-Not Or Borage Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LASORA FAMILY (लसोड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Boraginaceae
  • Basionym : Echinospermum canum Benth.
  • Synonym(s) : Eritrichium afghanicum Rech.f.; Eritrichium sericeum Aitch.; Eritrichium strictum Decne.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Eritrichium canum (Benth.) Kitam.
  • Common name : Hoary Forget-Me-Not
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Gravelly slopes, sandy river banks, rock ledges, screes, drier areas and marshes; 2400 - 5600 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Variable in the shape and size of leaves and degree of villosity of the plant parts.
  • Key identification features : Appendages of nutlets c. 1 mm long. Irregular, united at the base
  • Flower, Fruit : June-August
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Valley of Flowers
  • Native : Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan to Central Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 179
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 281
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Eritrichium canum. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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