Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. (syn: Blumea acutata DC.; Blumea cichoriifolia DC. ex DC.; Blumea crepidifolia DC.; Blumea glandulosa Benth.; Blumea laciniata (Roxb.) DC.; Blumea okinawensis Hayata; Blumea onnaensis Hayata; Blumea runcinata DC.; Blumea sinapifolia Gagnep.; Blumea sonchifolia (Buch.-Ham. in Wall.) DC.; Conyza acutata (DC.) Miq.; Conyza cichoriifolia (DC.) Miq.; Conyza laciniata Roxb.; Conyza runcinata Wall.; Conyza sonchifolia Buch.-Ham.; Gnaphalium sinuatum Lour.; Placus acutatus (DC.) Kuntze; Placus laciniatus (Roxb.) Kuntze) as per Catalogue of Life;
Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 24:388. 1935 (Syn: (=) Blumea laciniata (Roxb.) DC.; (=) Conyza laciniata Roxb.; (≡) Gnaphalium sinuatum Lour. (basionym)) as per GRIN;
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan), Taiwan, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Ryukyu Isl., Burma (widespread), ?Pakistan, Java, Vietnam, New Caledonia, Mali, Benin, Senegal, Society Isl. (introduced) (Mopelia Atoll (introduced), Tahiti (introduced), Mopiha?a Atoll (introduced), Raiatea (introduced), Tahaa (introduced)), Micronesia (Kosrae), Palau Isl. (Babeldaob), Southern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian, Guam), Hawaii (introduced) (Oahu (introduced), Hawaii Isl. (introduced)), Andamans (North Andamans, Middle Andamans, South Andamans, Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobars (Car Nicobar Isl., North Nicobars, Central Nicobars, Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), India (throughout), Sikkim, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines (Luzon, Culion, Balabac, Samar, Siargao, Mindanao), Solomons, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Maldives as per Catalogue of Life;
FI notes, “It (B.laciniata syn. of B. sinuata) differs from lacera, in having all the leaves laciniate and from terebinthinacea (???) in the inflorescence and flowers.” FI doesn’t mention any other difference.
FI further records, 1) in laciniata stem is striate.. 2) in lacera stem erect, branchy, particularly near the ground; lower leaves are petioled, lyred; the superiors ones simply oval and many times smaller.

Attaching images of another unknown yet common herb.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : wild herb, waste place
Date : 22-02-12, 9.35 a.m.
Place : Hooghly, WB


May be Blumea laciniata but not very sure.

Thank you Sir for the key. Will look out to record more features of this herb and upload if i get any.

Agree with B lacinata

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Blumea laciniata from Chakrata Area?- NS 49 : Attachments (7). 2 posts by 2 authors.
I am not sure about the place of these shots (can be verified later, perhaps Chakrata or Morni Hills).. wanted to know the exact id.. my guess/conclusion is Blumea laciniata (Roxb.) DC…

Yes … Very good photographs

SK457 28 MAR-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (12)
Location: Surbinayak, Gundu, Nepal  
Date: 28 March 2017
Altitude: 5300 ft.

Blumea .. sp?  

May be. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images.

Close to images at Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. , but hairs are different

Specimen collected at 1676 mt. as per the Flora of Kathmandu Valley. I guess it is matching with Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC.!
Attachments (2)

Thanks, … Does not match with the description given in your attachments.
Images at the stated link are wrongly identified.
Pl. see images of Blumea lacera at this link.
On checking and inserting all images at Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr., I think your plant appears close to this. This is mentioned as Blumea laciniata DC. in the Checklist of Nepal.
It is correctly named in Flora of China 

Thank you …! I guess it is matching.

SK788 10 OCT-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location :  Tatopani, Pokhara, Nepal
Date : 12 April  2017
Elavation : 5000 ft.
Blumea …???

Appears so. Pl. check comparative images. 

Appear similar to your post at SK457 28 MAR-2017:ID

Thank you …! Yes I know but ID could not be verified.


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Blumea lacera for validation from Panipat- NS 48 : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 3 authors.
This herb was shot from Yamuna river bank in Panipat.. I hope this can be Blumea lacera.. please validate/correct..

Blumea lacera DC and B. laciniata DC are very confusing to me. And i have stated it in several posts. Net is equally confused, i think.
However, FI notes, “It (laciniata) differs from lacera, in having all the leaves laciniate and from terebinthinacea (???) in the inflorescence and flowers.” FI doesn’t mention any other difference.
FI further records, 1) in laciniata stem is striate.. 2) in lacera stem erect, branchy, particularly near the ground; lower leaves are petioled, lyred; the superiors ones simply oval and many times smaller.
I think it is Blumea lacera.

Rather appears close to images at Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. 

Blumea lacera from Panipat-2012: First 7 are correct images.
g Yamuna River, Panipat (Haryana-UP Border) in April 2012, I hope my identification is correct….this is Blumea lacera from Asteraceae

I am sorry for the last two pics, which clearly do not belong to Blumea lacera

the last two pics belongs to Blumea mollis i guess

Blumeas are common but often show gross variations so I have so far remained away from them. Let me check my pictures and send to you for identification.

Rather appears close to images at Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. 

Blumia lacinata from Sutana panipat:
Blumia lacinata from Sutana Panipat

 This plant has anti-microbial properties

– It is flowering in plenty in Delhi also these days.

ID Help : efi thread

Blumea laciniata from Vikas Puri, Delhi: Blumea laciniata growing in wasteland in VikasPuri in Delhi. Photographed in March, 2010 

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: Blumea laciniata from Delhi and Morni-GS17 :  Attachments (6). 1 post by 1 author.
Blumea laciniata growing in wasteland
Photographed from VikasPuri in Delhi in March, 2010 and from Morni hills.


240210GS1 a composite for ID : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Sending 240210GS1 a composite for ID.
Date/Time-  24-2-2010
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Vikas Puri, New Delhi, 213 m asl
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Waste places
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Erect annual herb
Height/Length- up to 1.5 m tall
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Alternate, hairy with somewhat lobed margin 
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Capitulum, probably discoid
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Head 1.5-2 cm across, yellow, invollucre hairy
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- cypsela

After going through the literature I am tempted to identify it as Blumea lacera, though I am not confident with identification. Kindly suggest.

Please see the attached photo where I have tried to point out some characters which also indicates me that the plant is Blumea lacera. I have never seen a Blumea like this in West Bengal there the plant is more vigourous and dense by nature. Sir is this an ecotype or something of that kind?

Thanks … for supporting analysis. Seeing photographs on the net, especially flowersofindia website, I don’t feel confident about my identification. Let us see more responses.

the response was same when i saw photo. it doesn’t look the B lacera. i saw in and around kolkata. hence i asked you is this an ecotype ?

Blumea lacera [Asteraceae]…
I am confident on … ID and previously I attached a photo where I tried to indicated the charactes of the plant which is evident from the photo. Plant doesn’t look like B lacera commonly seen in Kolktata but still has all the characters of the plant. I have seen this plant very closely as i used its extract to contol microbes. It has a good potential to control bacteria.

… could be right with his justification … but to me the look of plant seems different, the stem, leaves and flowers they all seem different.
Leaf texture of B. lacera is more like felt material, the colour is light (read: bright) green … these two qualities are also seen in B. oxyodonta.
Could this be some variety of B. paniculata ?
… other than these two: var. paniculata and var. muralis … these I have seen in Satish Pardeshi ji’s works at Floristic Survey of Institute of Science (
I think I have extended … doubt. Me too would like some comment(s) for clarification.

Thanks … We seem to be developing telepathy more frequently. I saw the plant again today, and was reluctant to accept it as B. lacera. But now I seem to have found the answer, the species also described in Flora of Delhi (J K Maheshwari), B. laciniata (Rxb.) DC. Please validate. I have this link to support my new identification.

… am certain that you have compared your plant with the description at Flora of Delhi. Validating in this case is tough for me; would rather wait for comment(s).

BRAVO …, it is Blumea lacinata … thanks for finding it….. we do have telepathy in between us This is the second case where …has said it last time it was with me…. ha ha ha.

Herb Id from BD _SM 612 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Habitat : Wild Bush
Location : Saint Martin’s Island, Bangladesh
Flowering: Jan,2019
Photo taken : Jan, 2019

Look like Blumea lacera.

To me appears more close to images at Blumea sinuata rather than those at Blumea lacera

Hooghly : Blumea : Big : Attachments (8). 4 posts by 2 authors.

This is a 4 ft. (or a bit more) tall Blumea.
Could this be Blumea membranacea DC.?
Or is it simply Blumea laciniata DC.?
Photographs were recorded on 29th January, this year.

efi site link: Blumea laciniata

I think close to images at Blumea sinuata

efloraofindia:”For Id 17012014MR1’’ wild plant at Pune : 6 posts by 3 authors. 3 correct images.
Requesting identification of this wild plant at Pune about 4 feet tall.
The leaves were not soft to touch and had some kind of strong smell.

May be Blumea.

Thank you for a possible Id

can this be Blumea sinuata id help

efi page with images on Blumea sinuata

Appears to be Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. except for the third image, which may be of Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC.

Wild Plant For ID : Uttarakhand : 230413 : AK-3 :
A small wild plant in the Jim Corbett area on 24/3/13.
Blumea species?

Blumea lacera

I think more closer to images at Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. rather than those at Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC.

Thanks for the correction.

Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC. from Kamrup district, Assam :  5 correct images of Blumea sinuata.  3 posts by 3 authors.
I think attached images are Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC collected from two different places of Kamrup district. Please confirm the ID.
Date :08.11.2012 (Images No. 10 – 13) & 14.04.2013 (Images No. 01-09)
Location: Kamrup district((Images No. 10 – 13) & Kamrup (Metro) [Images No. 01-09]
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC (?)
Habitat: Grows wild
Habit : Herb
Flower : yellow

I also think it is Blumea lacera DC.

While first eight images are of Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC., other five images appears to be of Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr.

5 posts by 3 authors.
This one was shot from area near Panipat, perhaps a Blumea sp… id help requested..
unfortunately heads were not open.. will be happy to know the name.
I had tentatively placed this under Blumea mollis

efi page on Blumea axillaris (Syn:  Blumea mollis)

Why not Blumea laciniata DC.?

efi page on Blumea laciniata

I think more close to images at Blumea sinuata

ID-12062013-PR-1 (mixed thread): Attachments (6). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Plants from gujarat
May be Blumea species
flower colour yellow
Height abt. 75 cm to 1 mtr
found near cultivated field

I think close to Blumea hieraciifolia as per images, details and references herein. 

I think more close to images at Blumea sinuata

Wild Plant For ID : Uttarakhand : 280713 : AK-1 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
A small plant seen growing wild near the Jim Corbett Waterfall on 24/3/2013.
Is it Blumea species?

Closest I can go as per comparative images is Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. 


Another Blumea for id: 2 high res. images.
Request for id of Blumea from Bilaspur. Photographed in February 2022.

Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr. ??

Yes, appears close to images at Blumea sinuata


Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Kapase, Surkhet,  Nepal
Altitude:  850m.
Date:  02 April 2022
Habit : Wild 


Blumea laciniata (Roxb.) DC. vs. Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr.:
B. lacinata has been given as syn of B. sinuata in the link. Please have a look.

That is what POWO and CoL say.

Ok … FoI has two separate posts.


Plant ID request: 2 high res. images.

Need help to ID this plant.

Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr


Blumea ID: 4 high res. images.

Need help to ID this Blumea.
Bhopal. Black soil.

Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr.


Blumea sinuata (Lour.) Merr.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Pame, Pokhara, Nepal
Date: 14 March 2024
Elevation: 815m.

Habitat: Wild



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