An important document for names, authority and distribution of Asteraceae (=Compositae) species in India is FLOWERING PLANTS OF
INDIA, DICOTYLEDONS, Vol-I (Acanthaceae-Avicenniaceae) authored by S.Karthikeyan, M.Sanjappa & S.Moorthy and published by Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata in 2009. As per this document (Karthikeyan et al., 2009) following species of Blumea occur in India:
13-B.hieracifolia ( var. hieracifolia,
var. flexuosa, var. hamiltonii),
16-B.lacera (var. lacera, var. burmanni, var. erianthoides),
17-B.laevis (var. laevis, var. minor),
18-B.lanceolaria (var. lanceolaria, var. spectabilis),
No Blumea species seems threatened in India as Red Data Book of Indian Plants (Nayar & Sastry, 1987-90) does not mention any species. Blumea
eriantha, B.lacera and B.obliqua are natives of Tropical America and mentioned as Invasive Alien Species in India in the document– Catalogue of invasive alien flora of India by Reddy et al. (2008) published in Life Science Journal vol-5(2) page-84-89.
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 5.2.14:
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2004)- (Details with Keys)-
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys–
Blumea membranacea DC. var. jacquemontii
Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details with keys–
(Details with Keys)-
Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (2007)- Details-
Blumea : 2 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Blumea
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details. If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful. Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added list of all species of Blumea known in India based on the reference (Karthikeyan et al. 2009), threat status (if any) based on Red Data Book of Indian Plants, and names of Invasive Alien Species in India based on Reddy et al. (2008).
Re: completed insertion of images for identified Blumea species : 1 post by 1 author.
Blumea page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Blumea page with images of species (done mainly by Bhagyashri Ranade ji) in efloraofindia.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.
Blumea (Asteraceae (Compositae)) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genus (for incorporation in the website) to firstname.lastname@example.org, it will be really nice.