Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC., 275 1838. (Syn: Anaphalis araneosa DC.; Anaphalis arenosa DC.; Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) Hand.-Mazz. [Illegitimate]; Anaphalis semidecurrens Wall. ex C.B.Clarke; Anaphalis semidecurrens (Wall. ex DC.) DC.; Antennaria semidecurrens DC.; Antennaria villosissima D.Don; Gnaphaliumbusua Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don; Gnaphalium busuum Buch.-Ham.; Gnaphalium semidecurrens Wall. ex DC.; Gnaphalium villosissima D.Don);
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Tall Pearly Everlasting • Nepali: बुकी फूल Buki phool;
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Short leaves perennials with often long auricled leaves with a decurrent base almost forming a wing, linear-oblanceolate, apex acuminate; heads many in corymbs; phyllaries 4-5 seriate, whitish, outer lanceolate obtuse, inner spathulate, acute; female florets filiform, bisexual ones tubular; achenes less than 1 mm long with thick setae.
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Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) DC., Prodr. 6: 275. 1838

Syn: Anaphalis arenosa DC.
Short leaves perennials with often long auricled leaves with a decurrent base almost forming a wing, linear-oblanceolate, apex acuminate; heads many in corymbs; phyllaries 4-5 seriate, whitish, outer lanceolate obtuse, inner spathulate, acute; female florets filiform, bisexual ones tubular; achenes less than 1 mm long with thick setae.

Photographed from Chakrata Road and Manali


Thanks, …, for the wonderful images.
I think matches with images of Anaphalis contorta at

After perusing the keys & detailed descriptions at the following, I feel it more closer to Anaphalis busua :

Thanks a lot … I concur with your diagnosis.


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Anaphalis busua from Manali : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Uploading Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC. (Syn: A. araneosa DC.) from Manali. Smaller heads, Longer leaves and decurrent leaf bases are characteristic of this species.


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Location: Pilot Baba Ashram, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude:  5000 ft.
Date: 26 September 2016
Anaphalis contorta (D.Don) Hook.f. (provisionally accepted name)  ???

Nepali Names:बुकी फूल Buki Phool / भुको Bhuko / पान्सन  Paansan


Thanks, …  Pl. Check with the comparative images.


I always explore all possible avenues before posting and come to conclusion to the nearest one to my knowledge.


Thanks, …, for the wonderful images.
I think matches with images of Anaphalis contorta at



This plant was seen growing at a height of 1800 mtrs in the month of November. Plz help with the identification.

Looks like Anaphalis Sp. (Asteraceae family).

I suppose Anaphalis busua



Requesting ID of a shrub : 27032013: ARK-01 :  Attachments (3). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Requesting ID of this shrub found in Nainital in Nov 2012.


Anaphalis sp.


Looks like Anaphalis busua


May be Anaphalis contorta as at

Can you post the original of the first image ?


Or Can it be Anaphalis royleana var. concolor Hook.f. as per Nhm


I think more closer to images at Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC.


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Attached are pictures of Anaphalis busua captured at Almora, Uttarakhand in November 2012
This was earlier posted here

May be Anaphalis contorta as at

Or Can it be Anaphalis royleana var. concolor Hook.f. as per


I think more closer to images at Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC.


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SK338JAN23-2017:ID :  3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 8000 ft.
Date: 24 July 2014

Anaphilis ..???


Pl. check with images at Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC.

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SK817 23 OCT-2017:ID : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location:  Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7700 ft.
Anaphalis ….????

Pl. check comparative images at

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To me looks different from species available so far at


May be either Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC.or Anaphalis royleana DC. as per images herein.


Looks more close to Anaphalis royleana DC. but could not decide by myself. Any other members can help ?


After perusing the keys & detailed descriptions at the following, I feel it more closer to Anaphalis busua :



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Anaphalis contorta (D.Don) Hook.f. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Chautara, Nepal  
Date: 16 December 2017
Altitude: 5600 ft.

Also check


I would like to go with Anaphalis busua


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SK 2374 10 January 2020 : 7 posts by 2 authors. 5 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date:  27  November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.
Habitat: Wild
Anaphalis contorta (D.Don) Hook.f. ??

 


Id of Flower -ID10072020SH2 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 905 kb.
Flower for id pl
Location -Bhutan
Date – March 2018

Appears Anaphyllis sp to me…


Looks like Anaphalis sp.


May be Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC.as per comparative images at Anaphalis


Another ID Please : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
This is another one growing at 2750m on Phulchowki in Nepal.

Is this an Anaphalis?


Yes!


Maybe Anaphalis royleana DC.as per comparative images at Anaphalis


Yes, I believe that is correct. Especially one set of images look very similar. I will put it on my Phulchowki blog and see if at a future date someone corrects it.


So far it is not recorded at Phulchoki and no herbarium record !


I guess this is Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) DC. !


Not sure about A. busua as per the image and its morphology…

Check for A. contorta or A. royleana


Expert of Anaphalis validated as Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) DC. !


May I request you for high resolution image along with side view, for verification as per Anaphalis busua


I have two images from a place near the first image. I think this might help. It might be Anaphais royleana from the photos I saw on your eflora site.

2 images- 6 & 7 mb each.


Yes, I agree with Anaphalis busua due to decurrent base of the leaves, almost forming a wing.


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Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC. : 7 posts by 1 author. 7 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 07 October 2020 
Elevation: 2232m.

Habit : Wild



SK 2816 02 November 2020 : 5 posts by 2 authors. 3 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2700m.
Habitat  : Wild
Anaphalis …. ??

Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC. ? as per comparative images at Anaphalis


Thank you …


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Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC. : 5 posts by 1 author. 6 images- 3 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2800m.
Habitat  : Wild


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Again an Anaphalis sp. shot from Chakrata in a different period of time…. compared to Anaphalis posted for id… this looks similar to that one.. can this be sorted out?


All Anaphalis are really confusing. Its good that you have documented many of them so nicely that some day we will reach to conclusion.


I also hope so … certainly I will keep a closer look this time to get any conclusive pics.. thanks for your nice words…


Anaphalis are indeed difficult to identify. Providing a key for identification of common species.

Keys for common Anaphalis species in West Himalaya, based on Naithani (1984):

1a. Involucral bracts acute, spreading in flowers

2a. Head diameter 1.2-2.5cm

3a. Leaves 1.2-5 cm long; involucral bracts ovate-lanceolate

4a. Lower leaves spathulate half amplexicaule….A.cuneifolia

4b. Lower leaves obovate-spathulate, contracted at base.. A.nepalensis

3b. Leaves 5-10cm long; involucral bracts ovate-lanceolate acute…A.triplinervis

2b. Head diameter 0.6-0.8 cm

5a. Stout roots, plants woody based, twisted, with many short branches having linear spathulate leaves, involucral bracts with a broad brown claw….A.xylorhiza

5b. Root woody but stem not twisted, many, involucral bracts white ….A.royleana

1b. Involucral bracts, obtuse, erect in head

6a. Lanceolate leaves

7a. Leaves thin, lower surface cinnamon red or grey…A.margaritacea

7b. Leaves thick, lower surface white …A.adnata

6b. Linear leaves

8a. Leaves 3.8-5 cm long

9a. Basal lobe long, decurrent, involucral bracts elliptic oblong, 2-2.5 mmlong…A.busua

9b. Basal lobes narrow, apiculate, involucral bracts linear oblong, 4mm long …A.virgata

8b. Leaves 1.2-2.5 cm long, basal lobes short …A.contorta

HOWEVER, to follow keys plant specimens, rather than pics, are more desirable in addition to basic ground in Plant Taxonomy.


Thanks a lot … for your efforts, I will try to make use of this data for my present posts.. and you are absolutely right in saying that only photographs cannot be decisive, identification can be achieved in field through actual examination of the specimens.. but some basic things should be there to keep in mind… thanks again for providing relevant points to look for while trying to distinguish different specimens of Anaphalis..


I think it is close to the images and details at Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC.



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Tiny flowers from Meghalaya : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Please identify this cluster of tiny flowers growing on a hillside in Meghalaya?


This is an Anaphalis sp…


I think it is close to the images at Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC.


Yes …. I guess correct Id !


6 posts by 4 authors.

These pics were taken from Chakrata area.. id please..


All the species of Anaphalis are beautiful. I would have loved to see some leaves here needed to go for ID.

Anaphalis have globular flower heads as every one knows with shiny papery involucral bracts which are usually white in our species. So what we see here white are bracts. There are only yellow disc florets within it. So actually the genus will go to June episode.

The involucral bracts are acute, spreading(1a. jpg) so just a guess that it could be Anaphalis triplinervis.


Thanks a lot … for valuable inputs… perhaps, to keep away confusions … had included this in May List… but I hope this will keep floating in June also..


efi page on Anaphalis triplinervis


I think Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham.) DC. is most likely.



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References:

The Plant List  Flora of Pakistan  Annonated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of China  Flowers of India  Encyclopedia of Life

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