Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Ligularia amplexicaulis DC.
Common name : Stem Clasping Ligularia, Ligularia
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Marshes, damp slopes, shrubberies and forest clearing 2700 - 4800 m. altitude
Comments / notes : The stems, leaves and flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have an astringent taste and a cooling potency. Digestive and emetic, they are used in the treatment of vomiting from indigestion.
Key identification features : Collar of stock not woolly (surrounded by dead leaf bases); leaves herbaceous; phyllaries black-margined
Flower, Fruit : July-September
Uttarakhand : Valley of Flowers
Sikkim : North Sikkim (Mangan) district,East Sikkim (Gangtok) district
West Bengal : Darjeeling district
Native : Bhutan, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya
Exotic/Native : Native
World Distribution : Himalaya to South Tibet
Literature : Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 159; GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 2: Part 3. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 1574-1575; Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 202; Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 162