Two further species are M. barbiseta ( see M. sinomaculata ) and M. rebeccae ( see M. paniculata ). The Flora of China contains another species M. pseudohorridula.
The Meconopsis horridula group have recently been split up again in to M. horridula, racemosa, rudis, prainiana and pratti ( as well as some new species ) having been lumped by George Taylor. This site has adopted this taxonomy but it becomes increasingly clear that some individual plants are difficult to fit to a particular species and completely new variations may be found in new sites. Dr. Grey-Wilson has described these as part of an aggregate of species based around M. horridula and will ultimately describe them in a monograph. For the moment many are easy to categorise but some will require more scrutiny and some guidance is given under various species on this website.
Paul Egan has described two new species from Nepal in Phytotaxa 20 47-56 which can be read online. The paper is entitled Egan. P.A. ( 2011 ) Meconopsis autumnalis and M. manasluensis, two new species of the poppy endemic to central Nepal with sympatric congeners. The first is a yellow flowered evergreen monocarpic characterised by a late flowering season and the second is a member of the Discogyne ( a subgenus with a disc like structure above the ovary and is now the sixth in this group ). It is red flowered and apart from the disc, is characterised by all the flowers being on basal scapes, which make it unique in this subgroup.
Professor David Rankin has now described a new purple flowered sub species of Meconopsis wilsonii from NE Yunnan as M.w. orientalis. This had previosuly been on the website as the closely related M. violaceae. It clearly has a huge potential as a late flowering Meconopsis with a wonderful compact and floriferous spike.
Chris Grey-Wilson spent a whole day at the RBG ( Edinburgh ) discussing in detail aspects of his new monograph on Meconopsis in November 2012. This will be going to the printers soon.