Wild flowers in Deosai Plains

Wild flowers in Deosai Plains

on Nov 15, 2007 12:12 pm
Image Type(s): Flora
Image ID: 357027


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Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Nov 18, 2007 8:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Thanks for sharing More of Pakistan

I enjoy them very much Best of luck from the Ice Man Jerry


Afzal - Nov 19, 2007 5:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks for sharing More of Pakistan

Thank you very much for your kind comments on my photos.
Best Regards, Afzal

Chris Chadwell - May 2, 2018 8:00 am - Hasn't voted

Also Rhodiola sp. (Crassulaceae)

This is a very difficult genus identification-wise. Really do need quality close-ups of flowers and foliage to comment with greater certainty.

Stewart, in his ‘An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Pakistan & Kashmir’ records what is now Rhodiola wallichiana (syn. Sedum crassipes) which is a possibility (it has yellow flowers) In Deosai - he says on every high meadow and pass @ 3000-5400m in Kashmir (not that many mountains in Kashmir reach that height)

PLEASE, each time you post, provide an approximate elevation {provided on this occasion} (exact not necessary), approximate location (Deosai sufficient on this occasion) in terms of nearest village, pass, lake or whatever and DO ALSO photograph the leaves (foliage) as well as flowers - otherwise it can be IMPOSSIBLE to arrive at a definite identification. Ideally, take SEVERAL photos per specimen showing flowers (front and underneath), foliage (top surface and underneath), habitat shot and habit of plant - I realise this requires greater effort but once a methodical approach is adopted, it is straightforward to do and does not take that long (though hard-going at extreme elevations.....but having taken the time, effort and expense to get to these lovely places, worth getting the most out of it and helping the study of Pakistan flora); nowadays with digital cameras and small memory cards (which can accept large numbers of images) and small batteries, this can readily be done. When I began exploring the Himalaya in the 1980s, one used slide-film, which was expensive, so only 1 or 2 photos could be taken per plant and a tripod plus macro-lens was needed for close-up images of flowers. That has all changed. If anyone reading this is heading to the Himalaya in the coming years and would welcome further advice about securing a good set of images of the flora seen (sufficient to enable me to provide identifications), do get in touch. NO charge! Founder & Editor Himalayan Plant Association shpa.org.uk

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