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.
Altitude 4500-5000 m.
My vague guess would be Saussurea.
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.
Aster sp.. at Ladakh – July- PKA-05 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
You may check at Aster for comparative images in efi.
Also check with Aster diplostephioides (DC.) C.B.Clarke
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.
Aster species from Paddar valley J&K SRANA 2:
For me ID is correct.
Help in ID of Erigeron/Aster from Kashmir-GSJULY01/43 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
It is Erigeron multiradius
This I hope is similar to upload by … now, Aster flaccidus subsp. glandulosus
Erigeron is much different, see mine from Apharwat
What about images at
Are they all correct?
Not very sure … after seeing images from Ladakh and Padar Valley. Search will perhaps go on but not multiradiatus.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate heads: Aster species 03052013GS1 from Kashmir for ID- GS30 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please help in ID of this Aster species photographed from Kashmir, alt 3200m.
Aster falconeri (C.B.Clarke) Hutch. ??
I think looks different as per images at Aster falconeri
It looks more like Erigeron alpinus.
Thanks, …, for the clue. Yes, it appears to be Erigeron multiradiatus (Lindl. ex DC.) Benth. ex C.B.Clarke as per images and details herein and as per comparative images at Erigeron
Yes E. multiradiatus seems correct ID, already distributed under that species through a different post.
Aster flaccidus subsp glandulosus I think, comparing with my other post and post by
Aster/Erigeron for ID from Kashmir-GSJAN1/50 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help in ID of this alpine herb photographed from Apharwat mountain in Kashmir, alt. 3100 m
Has already been distributed under Erigeron multiradiatus.