Friday, 18 March 2005

Meconopsis wumungensis

Photographer : Pam Eveleigh


Described by Chinese authorities and only known from Mt. Wumung (80 kms. From Kunming) in Yunnan at 3,600 metres. It is a small plant about 10cms tall with all basal leaves which are smooth with more or less deeply cut lobes. The flowers at 5-6 cms are large for the size of the plant and are borne singly on basal scapes, some plants have 2 or 3 flowers on separate stems. It is described as an annual which seems pretty unlikely as it flowers in June and it is described from a single plant and has not been seen in fruit. See Quart. Bull. Alpine Garden Soc. Vol 48, 236 – 40 in an article by Stephen Haw (black and white drawing). This plant was seen and photographed by a group of western plant hunters in 2009.


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