CORRECTLY identified entries to 'efloraofIndia' (NW Himalaya)

These submissions, for ease of reference, are arranged in alphabetical order by genus, then species (given that there have been nomenclatural & taxonomic changes to genera, I shall include main previous synonyms to help track down the genera you might be interested in).  When I began studying Himalayan flora, it was still the norm to arrange floras, check-lists and even guides in systematic order (see 'Flowers of the Himalaya) but increasingly, few people are familiar with plant families and since the 1980s, numerous changes to which families genera belong to, leading to much confusion - it is hard enough for someone like myself, who has spent a life-time studying Himalayan flora, thus, I consider, overall, the best approach is to focus on genera (this applies to my digital photographic guides to wild flowers of Kashmir, Ladakh etc. , see: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/digital-photographic-guides-to-wild-flowers-of-kashmir-ladakh-lahaul-himachal-Pradesh and my on-line flora of the NW Himalaya: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/on-line-digital-guide-to-flora-of-nw-Himalaya

Acantholimon lycopodioides (Plumbaginaceae)
A fine set of 6 quality images taken in Ladakh - which illustrate its habitat and habit well, though would have benefitted from close-ups of flowers and foliage.
The commonest, well, only, 'Himalayan' species, which Stewart observed grew in the Artemisia association, forming large cushions on barren hillsides in Ladakh @ 3600-5800m (making it a very high-altitude species). 'Flowers of the Himalaya' recorded it from Afghanistan to Kashmir (Ladakh) on dry slopes.

Adonis chrysocyathus (Ranunculaceae) 
Fwd: Adonis chryocyathus - new for efi : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Whilst going through some of the slides I have scanned in from visits to Kashmir back in the 1980s, came across a couple of shots of Adonis chrysocyathus, which you do not appear to have any images of. Not that good images but better than nothing.  Perhaps someone has some quality close-ups taken with a digital camera to add? A.chrysocyathus sometimes known as 'Golden Bowl' grows in large clumps on alpine meadows in Kashmir @ 2700-3900m with Iris hookeriana and Euphorbia wallichii as they are all avoided by grazing animals.

Aquilegia  nivalis (Ranunculaceae) 

Berberis aristata (Berberidaceae) 
I quote from an inquiry about where B.aristata and other Berberis could be found around Daharmsala. 
 And you needn't worry about finding a botanist ... since there are many a member of this group who has roamed around these hills too and with people like Gurcharan ji... most of the Himalayan plants are easily identifiable... NO, NO, NO.  Most Himalayan plants are NOT easily identifiable.  Such false beliefs has contributed to misidentified plants being prevalent in Indian-compiled printed check-lists and floras and now within on-line data-bases, which are all littered with incorrectly identified plants!


Dactylorhiza hatagirea (Orchidaceae) 
This is a difficult genus.


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