Acanthospermum
hispidum DC., Prodr. 5: 522. 1836. 522 1836. (Syn: Acanthospermumhumile var. hispidum (DC.) Kuntze)
 

a-kanth-oh-SPER-mum — Greek: ákantha (thorn), sperma (seed)Dave’s Botanary
HISS-pih-dum — with bristly hairsDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: bristly starbur, goathead, hispid starburr, Texas cockspur • Kannada: ಕಡಲೆ ಮುಳ್ಳು kadle mullu • Marathi: लांडगा landga • Oriya: kantagokhru • Telugu: గుంటగలగర gunta-galagara, పల్లేరు palleru

Native to: northern South America; naturalized elsewhere in tropics

Annual herbs 50 cm tall. Dichotomously branched,hispid,covered with spreading hirsute glandular hairs. Leaves opposite, elliptic.oblanceolate or obovate, attenuate at base. Heads yellow; ray flowers ligulate, disc flowers tubular 5 lobed. Achenes triangular,covered with stiff hooked bristles and with divergent awns at apex.

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Acanthospermum from Morni Hills: This is Acanthospermum hispidum from Morni Hills of Haryana. Was shot
in October 2010, near JBT Institute of Morni village.


 


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Acanthospermum hispidum: Acanthospermum hispidum
Observed in Pune. Growing in open areas around Pune city flowering last 7  days.
Marathi : Landga लांडगा
Family : Asteraceae
Small annual herb. 50cm height. Stem erect. Branches dichotomous covered with  glandular hairs.
Leaves opposite sessile 3-7 cm elliptic obovate attenuate at base hairy.
Flowers sessile solitary axillary. Ray florets with yellow ligulate  corollas. Disc florets yellow tubular 5 lobed.
Involucral bracts-5, oblong lanceolate 5mm margins hairy.
Achenes triangular bristly awned at apex.

Most of the features above have been covered in the attached images.


Acanthospermum hispidum is an introduced species or exotic weed introduced recently, 

Acanthospermum means [Acantho=thorns, spermum =seeds and hispidum is refers  to hairy plant]



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171211 BRS 273: Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Location: NBNP, ANaikatti, Coimbatore
Date: 16.12.2011
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Herb



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Kas Week : Herb :Acanthospermum hispidum ?:  It was photographed the way to Chalakewadi from Satara in Sept. 2011 at the same spot where
Confirmation of ID pl.

Yes, I agree with the id…


Yes I agree with … My post related with the same plant is here.



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Acanthospermum hispidum: Sharing picture of Acanthospermum hispidum, Family : Asteraceae


Very good pictures of Acanthospermum hispidum
Marathi : Landga लांडगा
Family : Asteraceae
As per earlier thread described by …

Acanthospermum hispidum is an introduced species or exotic weed introduced recently,

Acanthospermum means [Acantho=thorns, spermum =seeds and hispidum is refers to hairy plant]”



Acanthospermum hispidum
Annual herbs 50 cm tall. Dichotomously branched,hispid,covered with spreading hirsute glandular hairs. Leaves opposite, elliptic.oblanceolate or obovate, attenuate at base.Heads yellow; ray flowers ligulate, disc flowers tubular 5 lobed. Achenes triangular,covered with stiff hooked bristles and with divergent awns at apex.
Very common weed.

Great capture



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Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) :: Acanthospermum hispidum at Jawahar :: 20 DEC 09 08:59 :: DV01 : 6 images. 6 posts by 5 authors.

Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
a-kanth-oh-SPER-mum — Greek: ákantha (thorn), sperma (seed)Dave’s Botanary
HISS-pih-dum — with bristly hairsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: bristly starbur, goathead, hispid starburr, Texas cockspur • Kannada: ಕಡಲೆ ಮುಳ್ಳು kadle mullu • Marathi: लांडगा landga • Oriya: kantagokhru • Telugu: గుంటగలగర gunta-galagara, పల్లేరు palleru
Native to: northern South America; naturalized elsewhere in tropics
References: Flowers of IndiaPIERFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
at Jawahar on 20 DEC 09
at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Thane on 05 DEC 10
at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Thane on 15 NOV 09

Excellent beginning with beautiful photographs and presentation by … This is common in Mysore also.


 
I am starting my upload with this.. was shot from Morni Hills (Haryana) and Gori valley area (last two pics)…
Acanthospermum hispidum DC., Prodr. 5: 522, 1836.

A stiff, erect or semi-erect, annual, hispid herb with axillary, rarely terminal, yellow heads. fruit spinous achenes, pappus none.



 

 

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Acanthospermum hispidumDC. is an erect hispid hairy herb commonly found along water courses, abandoned fields, moist areas.
It is a native of Brazil and considered an Invasive Alien Species in India due to its weedy spread.It reaches up to 1500m in the hills of Uttarakhand.

Here it is photographed along road near Rudraprayag (700m) in Uttarakhand.


 

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Asteraceae Week Part I-Radiate heads:- Acanthospermum hispidum :  Attachments (1). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Sharing Acanthospermum hispidum from Sindhudurg MH


A perfect top view … Beautiful symmetry.



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Came across this herb near Morbe dam, Chowk (Old Mumbai-Pune Highway)(14-11-2009).
Bot.Name: Acanthospermum hispidum
Family: Asteraceae.


 

 


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efloraofindia:”For Id 06092013MR1’’ wild plant at Pune : Attachments (6). 6 posts by 4 authors.
Sep 2013 ; Pune

Request Id of this wild plant about 1.5 feet tall, hairy all over and produced itching when touched. could not see any fruits


Acanthospermum hispidum (Asteraceae).


Very good pictures of Acanthospermum hispidum

Asteraceae


Yes, a plant with prickly fruits (Acantho=thorn+ Sperma=seeds) which are clearly visible in you pics, the achenes covered with hooked spines


Thank you … … pardon my ignorance for not understanding the fruits.  I could see very beautiful pics of the same plant posted by you and … at the following


 

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Satara, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation of this plant :: ARKOCT-05 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).

Requesting to please validate ID of this flower captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.

Is this Acanthospermum hispidum?


Yes it is Acanthospermum hispidum DC



 

 

Images by tspkumar 

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96-TSP-ID-09SEP2016-02: Images of a herb @ Hirekalgudda for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly identify this plant..

Habit: Herb

Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest

Sighting: Hirekalgudda, Arasikere, Karnataka, about 800 msl

Date: 09-08-2016


Thanks, … Wonderful images. An Asteraceae member.

Pl. check images at Acanthospermum hispidum DC.



 

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Plant for id please (Rajasthan) : 2 images. 7 posts by 4 authors
new on this forum. Found this plant in roadside near Luni (village in Rajasthan) in the Thar desert.
I don’t know what it is. Do you have any ideas ?

Can this be Acanthospermum hispidum?


I too think of Acanthospermum hispidum.


Thank you all for Acanthospermum hispidum



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Smiriti van, Jaipur-7/12/2008; At kanakeshwar, Alibag- Oct’09?; Near Colva Beach, Goa on 28/9/09; at Yeoor Hills (15 NOV 09); Morbe dam, Chowk- 14-11-2009; Satyamangalam forests- 7 Dec 2009; ID101009PHK 3 – indiantreepix | Google Groups ¿ member of Lamiaceae ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups Acanthospermum hispidum 171109PKA-2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups Herb for id 291209MK2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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040619AB2 ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Identification, please.

Date/Time- November 2, 2017; 09:23 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat; 21°18.074′ N, 77°23.278′ E

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb

Height/Length- 1-2’ Height

Inflorescence/Flower- Yellow; 3-4 mm in size


Acanthospermum hispidum

Asteraceae.



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050719AB2 ID Acanthospermum hispidum? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Identification, please. Is this Acanthospermum hispidum?
Date/Time- November 4, 2017; 09:54 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat; 21°17.483′ N, 77°22.530′ E

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb
Height/Length- 3-4’ Height


There is no doubt, sir, you’re right. 


3 images. Seen growing wild.


Acanthospermum hispidum



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