Back-copies of HPA Journals

The Himalayan Plant Association, founded in 1990, re-started in 2016, after a short gap due to the ill-health of its Editor & Secretary Chris Chadwell.
Back copies of issues 46-51 are available as pdfs sent by e-mail - contact Chris Chadwell (see Home Page for address).  Below you will find a summary of some of the contents of each along with the front cover illustrations.  Each journal typically contains about 50 pages with some 60 colour and a few black & white illustrations - remarkable value for the high quality, often unique first-hand information (most of it not available in other specialist horticultural journals - although no longer printed, and whilst no disrespect intended we are more than a match for the AGS, SRGC, NARGS, HPS and far exceed what any of the smaller groups provide such as Clematis, Primula, Androsace, Geranium, Sedum and the like). Why not actually join the association, with the benefit of access to the annual Seed Exchange, meetings and other events. See: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/latest-situation

CONTENTS OF ISSUE 53 include: Plants for the Connosiseur - Anemone tetrasepala; Medicinal Plants of the Himalaya - Herpetospermum pedunculosum; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Cicer microphyllum; Plant Portrait - 'Tibetan Vegetable Sheep' (Thylacospermum caespitosum); Experiences with Himalayan Seed in Washington State; Germination and initial cultivation of Himalayan Seed in Wales; Human Geography of Ladakh; Biodiversity on the Snowman's Trek, Bhutan; Local Heroes Corner: Rebecca Pradhan.  57 pages, 62 colour photos, 1 black & white, 1 line drawing.


CONTENTS OF ISSUE 52 include: Plants for the Connosiseur - Anemone falconeri; Medicinal Plants of the Himalaya - Cannabis sativa; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Notholirion thomsonianum; Plant Portrait - Arisaema costatum; Experiences with Himalayan Seed in Washington State; Germination and initial cultivation of Himalayan Seed in Wales; Ethnobotany of Lahaul; Human Geography of Ladakh; Spying on the Royals; Roland Edgar Cooper; Missionaries & Clergymen as botanists in India & Pakistan.  63 pages, 71 colour photos, 2 black & white.



CONTENTS OF ISSUE 51 include: Plants for the Connosiseur - Adonis chrysocyathus; Medicinal Plants of the Himalaya - Dactylorhiza hatagirea; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Anemone rupicola; Plant Portrait - Hedychium spicatum; Experiences with Himalayan Seed in Washington State; Germination and initial cultivation of Himalayan Seed in Wales; Ethnobotany of Lahaul; Human Geography of Ladakh; Peoples of the Himalaya - Gujjar tribesmen and children of Kashmir.  40 pages, 53 colour photos, 1 black & white.
© Chris Chadwell
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CONTENTS OF ISSUE 50 include: Plants for the Connosiseur - Aconitum cordatum; Medicinal Plants of the Himalaya - Sinopodophyllum hexandrum; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Colchicum luteum; Plant Portrait - Rhododendron barbatum; Experiences with Himalayan Seed in Washington State; Germination and initial cultivation of Himalayan Seed in Wales; Ethnobotany of Lahaul; Human Geography of Ladakh; Peoples of the Himalaya - Nepalese locals in Pokhara.  46 pages, 65 colour photos, 1 black & white.


© Chris Chadwell
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CONTENTS OF ISSUE 49 include: Medicinal Plants of the Himalaya - Inula racemosa; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Androsace muscoidea; Plant Portrait -  Geranium lambertii; Cultivation Tips - Arisaema; Further Germination results in Cambridgeshire; British & Royal Nepalese Army Expedition to Mt. Kirat Chuli, Eastern Nepal; Human Geography of Ladakh; Peoples of the Himalaya - Auto-rickshaw driver & botanic garden staff, Kashmir; Attributes required to botanize in the Himalaya.  51 pages, 63 colour photos, 4 black & white.

© Chris Chadwell
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CONTENTS OF ISSUE 48 include: Plants of Horticultural Value in Kashmir & North-West Himalaya; Medicinal Plants of the Himalaya - Saussurea costus; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Delphinium vestitum; Plant Portrait -  Ephedra  spp. ; Comments on seed sowing and growing conditions; Be PATIENT when sowing seed; British & Royal Nepalese Army Expedition to Mt. Kirat Chuli, Eastern Nepal; Human Geography of Ladakh; Peoples of the Himalaya - Nepalese locals in Pokhara, Nepal.  48 pages, 66 colour photos, 4 black & white.
© Chris Chadwell
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CONTENTS OF ISSUE 47 include: Plants of Horticultural Value in Kashmir & North-West Himalaya; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Phlomis cashmeriana; Plant Portrait -  Aconitum violaceum; Germination results for Himalayan Seed in Cambridgeshire; Southampton University Botanical Expedition to Zanskar; First Plant Collectirs in Kashmir - Jacquemont; Human Geography of Ladakh; Peoples of the Himalaya - local family in Ladakh.  51 pages, 75 colour photos, 7 black & white.
© Chris Chadwell
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CONTENTS OF ISSUE 46 include: Honouring Mrs Urvash Suri, Proprietor of P.Kohli & Co.; Plants of Horticultural Value in Kashmir & North-West Himalaya; You must have a garden before you know what you are treading on; A few choice & rare seeds offered from Kashmir in the 1930s - illustrated by Coventry; Wild Flowers of Kashmir - Scutellaria prostrata; Plant Portrait -  Delphinium brunonianum; Southampton University Botanical Expedition to Zanskar; First Plant Collectors in Kashmir - Moorcroft. Conditions of Success.  50 pages, 75 colour photos, 7 black & white.
© Chris Chadwell
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PAEONIA  EMODI ('HIMALAYAN PEONY) photographed in Kohli Memorial Garden, UK

© Chris Chadwell

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ANDROSACE SARMENTOSA ('HIMAYAN ROCK-JASMINE) photographed in a trough, Rock Garden, New York Botanic Garden

© Chris Chadwell

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