Aster flaccidus Bunge, 599 1835. (syn: Aster argunensis DC.; Aster flaccidus var. fructoglandulosus Ostenf.; Aster flaccidus var. glandulosus Keissl.; Aster flaccidus subsp. glandulosus Onno; Aster flaccidus f. gracilis J.Q.Fu; Aster flaccidus f. griseobarbatus Grierson; Aster flaccidus f. ovatifolius J.Q.Fu; Aster glandulosus (Keissl.) Hand.-Mazz. [Illegitimate]; Aster heterochaeta Benth. ex C.B.Clarke; Aster intermedius Turcz. ex DC.; Aster pulchellus Turcz. ex Herder; Aster purdomii Hutch.; Aster tibeticus Hook.f.);
ID for Leh Flowers 38 a-b : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please confirm the identity of this plant. Is it by any chance Aster flaccidus
Aster flaccidus from me
Yes. I was about to write A. tibeticus when I discovered it is synonym of A. flaccidus subsp. flaccidus var. flaccidus. I have several specimens from the area.
Unid from Ladakh – TQ-Ladakh-06: A low-ground plant (wild) found in Ladakh, in June.
For me also this looks like one of the Saussurea species, but not the Brhmakamal.
Looks like Saussurea only. I tried two matches S. andryaloides and S. roylei, but they don’s match exactly. The leaves seem to be much broader in our plant. Here is the important paper that should help.
Sir can it be some aster species as the leaves are more like those in the Genus Aster.
I can’t reconcile to the large strongly hairy bracts on the outside of the head. I can’t decide about their morphological nature. Never heard about them in Aster.
I hope Saussurea gnaphalodes but not sure
S. gnaphlodes has heads in a cluster, and they are smaller. Here we have single large terminal head. The head seems to be closed, but we can see indication of yellowish ray florets, but then strongly hairy involucre bracts (??).
… says that this is just Aster flaccidus before it blooms.
I think yes. Thanks … for first suggesting Aster
Looks like Aster diplostephioides (DC.) C.B.Cl.
Looks different as per Aster diplostephioides
I think appears close to Aster flaccidus as per images and details herein
Request for ID confirmation
Kindly confirm this ID
Bot. name:Aster flaccidus
Location: Paddar valley Kishtwar J&K.
Date: 2nd August 2011
Altitude: 3200 meters asl
For me ID is correct.