very much like a plant called "havtorn" (Hippophaë rhamnoides) we have in Denmark. The berries are edible, aren't they?
Thank you very much for your nice comments to my photos. The plant is a wild plant and only growing during the month of May to September each year. I don't know the exact name of this plant and wheather these are edible or not.
Best regards, Afzal
Hippophae rhamnoides ssp. turkestanica. I used to have a few young plants growing in my backyard, but they didn't survive a particularly dry year :(
Afzal - it's a medicinal berry against sunburns and to accelerate wound healing, among other things.
Thank you very much for your very useful information.
Best Regards, Afzal
By the way you may want to attach it to Romek's album of mountain berries, your picture will look perfect in there!
Interesting to see that the same plant grows at sea level in Denmark, and in such high mountains as the Karakoram that far away!
Thank you very much. I am attaching this photo to Romek's album of mountain berries.
Bet regards, Afzal
Yes, this is Hippophae rhamnoides subsp. turkestanica. It is cultivated near to Leh, Ladakh, commonly know as 'Leh' juice - some year's back Indian friends of mine ordered some to be delivered to their home in Delhi. Also cultivated in other places. Stewart in 'An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Pakistan & Kashmir' found it to be common in the drier, inner valleys on islands in rivers and in mixed thickets by streams in Kurram, Chitral, Upper Swat, Gilgit, Astor, Baltistan, Ladakh (common around villages and was much used fro fences) and in parts of Kashmir. Very variable. Founder & Editor Himalayan Plant Association shpa.org.uk - incidentally I am not a mountaineer as such, only reach as high as the flora stops! Currently working on digital pictorial guides to Kashmir, Ladakh, Lahoul & Himachal Pradesh; once these are completed, may be able to produce something on Baltistan.