Centratherum punctatum Cass., 384 1817. (Syn. Ampherephis aristata Kunth; Ampherephis intermedia Link; Ampherephis mutica Kunth; Ampherephis pilosa Cass.; Ampherephis pilosa Cass. ex Steud.; Ampherephis pulchella Cass.; Amphibecis violacea (Schrank) Schrank; Baccharoides brachylepis (Sch.Bip. ex Baker) Kuntze; Baccharoides holtonii (Baker) Kuntze; Baccharoides muticum (Kunth) Kuntze; Baccharoides punctatum (Cass.) Kuntze; Baccharoides violaceum (Schrank) Kuntze; Centratherum aristatum Cass.; Centratherum aristatum (Kunth) Cass. ex B.D.Jacks.; Centratherum brachylepis Sch.Bip. [Illegitimate]; Centratherum brachylepis Sch.Bip. ex Baker; Centratherum brevispinum Cass. [Illegitimate]; Centratherum camporum (Hassl.) Malme; Centratherum camporum var. longipes (Hassl.) Malme; Centratherum holtoni Baker; Centratherum longispinum Cass. [Illegitimate]; Centratherum parviflorum Moric. ex Baker [Illegitimate]; Centratherum pulchellum (Cass.) Steud.; Centratherum punctatum f. brachyphyllum Hassl. ………; Centratherum violaceum (Schrank) Gleason; Crantzia ovata Vell.; Spixia violacea Schrank);
— Greek: kentron (spur), anthos (flower)
Dave’s Botanary
punk-TAH-tum — spotted, dotted with glandsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Brazilian bachelor’s button, Brazilian button flower, larkdaisy, porcupine flower
Native to: tropical South America, Philippines, Australia; naturalized elsewhere; also cultivated


Flora of Arunachal Pradesh- Namdhapa near Miao- Herb 7 for Id- JM:
Wild at Namdhapa near Miao, Arunachal Pradesh in 3rd week of August’10.

Here are a few links of Centratherum punctatum Cass. (Brazilian Bachelor’s Button, Brazilian Button Flower, Larkdaisy, Porcupine Flower) of Asteraceae:
http://www.flowersofindia.Brazilian%20Button%20Flo…  (FOI),
http://www.hear.org/centratherum_punctatum.htm (PIER),
http://www.hear.org/?q=centratherum+punctatum+su…  (Hawaii)
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?415604 (GRIN)


Flora of Panipat- Centratherum punctatum from Herbal garden Panipat:
Centratherum punctatum  a small herb shot from Herbal Garden Samalkha Panipat
Cultivated. I have seen this plant named as Ageratum conyzoides in some of the herbal gardens. To me it appears to be Centratherum punctatum. I could not understand the reason . A conyzoides is a different plant than this anyone have any information? pls share

Flowering plant for ID – 05/10/12 – RK:
Pics taken in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens,Bangalore – 09/09/2012 at 9.45am. Request ID.

Looks like Centratherum punctatum…..

… is right. Centratherum punctatum for me also.

Garden plant for id – 150113 ANB-0022 – Mumbai:
Would love to know the name of this garden plant with attractive flowers.

It is Centratherum punctatum of Asteraceae, I think.

Centratherum punctatum Cass.
sen-TRATH-ur-um — Greek: kentron (spur), anthos (flower)Dave’s Botanary
punk-TAH-tum — spotted, dotted with glandsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Brazilian bachelor’s button, Brazilian button flower, larkdaisy, porcupine flower
Native to: tropical South America, Philippines, Australia; naturalized elsewhere; also cultivated
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRIN
in garden of resort near Kamshet, Pune on 02 MAY 08

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Centratherum punctatum from Panipat and Yamunanagar- NS 44 : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
These pics were recorded from Panipat and Herbal Park, Yamuna Nagar.. kindly validate if they belong to Centratherum punctatum… or correct me..

Nice photographs …

080713 ASP 90 :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Can you please ID this medicinal herb. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Nov 2012.

Centratherum punctatum of Asteraceae.

Centratherum punctatum. Common in gardens in Mysore and Bangalore. Also seen in Lalbagh Bangalore


19032011GS1 a composite for ID from Delhi: 4 images.

Uploading composite for ID from Delhi, displayed in Delhi University Flower
Show on February 25, 2011
Altitude: 213 m
Herb up to 50 cm tall
Leaves simple, toothed,
Capitulum about 2.5 cm across, bluish-purple, heads all discoid with additional involucre at base.

Yes it is Centratherum (this cultivated plant is not even recorded in Hortus Third, which rarely misses any plant).
There is lot of confusion in spellings with from Centranthemum to Centrantherum. The correct species is Centratherum intermedium (Link) Less. Though regarded by GRIN as synonym of C. punctatum Cass., but Kew Plant List considers C. intermedium as an accepted name.

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads : 050613 ARK-03 : Centratherum intermedium from Ghodbunder Road, Thane and Mumbai : Attachments (3).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached are pictures of Centratherum intermedium captured at Ghodbunder Road, Thane and Mumbai in Sep 2012
Requested to please confirm ID.

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads- Centratherum intermedium from Delhi and Yamunanagar-GS28 : Attachments (6). 1 post by 1 author.
Centratherum intermedium (Link) Less syn: C. punctatum Cass.,
Cultivated plant photographed from Delhi and TDL Herbal garden Yaunanagar.

Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_16102015 PTR1 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Pl see attached 2 pic’s of Herb for ID
Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_16102015 PTR1
Date/Time-:11/10/2015   –    11:00
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb
Length- 1ft

It looks like Centratherum intermedium of Asteraceae..

It could be Phyllocephalum scabridum (Asteraceae)

Images at efi page on Phyllocephalum scabridum looks different
Appears more like images of Centratherum intermedium 

Why not Centratherum punctatum?! Just a suggestion…

efi page on Centratherum punctatum with images.
What is the difference between the two ?

Fwd: Flower ID from Bangladesh_SM_300 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

a wild daisy. was it wild, …? and size of the flower andf the leaf? how tall was the plant?

Likely to be Centratherum punctatum..

SK1136 23 MAY 2018 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Location:  Soureni, India 
Date: 6 May  2018
Altitude: 2900 ft
Habit : Wild

Centratherum punctatum

Centratherum punctatum Cass.

Astercaeae sp. from Meghalaya KD 01 May 2018 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Attached images are unknown plant species. Pl. ID the plant
Date :13.09.17
Location: Borapani, Meghalaya
Family : Asteraceae 
Genus & species :  ??
Habitat: Planted in agarden
Habit : Herb 

Is it Centratherum punctatum Cass.  ?

Yes, it should be Centratherum punctatum..

Phyllocephalum ritchiei (Hook.f.) Narayana SN Sep 30 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Phyllocephalum ritchiei (Hook.f.) Narayana (= Centrantherum ritchei)- cultivated herb near Gudalur Nilgiri Tamilnadu

I could not find any image/ specimen or illustration on net for this species.
Also description does not match with images at BSI Flora of India (stated to be endemic of Maharashtra and Karnataka).
I feel it may be some other species of Phyllocephalum

Centratherum punctatum Cass. ?

To me appears close.

Purple Asteraceae from Sri Lanka : 11 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.
I attributed this Asteraceae to the genus Vernonia, perhaps the species anthelmintica but without much conviction …
Photo taken 18/02/2018 in Kawudupelella-Matale District-Sri Lanka.

… and thank you for the link on Vernonieae!
It seems to me that my photo is Centratherum punctatum.
Do you share this ID?

Yes. Looks like Centratherum sps.

No, it does not matches with images at Centratherum punctatum
It appears close to images at Phyllocephalum ritchiei (Hook.f.) Narayana as per comparative images at Vernonieae

I notice Phyllocephalum ritchiei which is more like the picture.
Here too, I can not find any reference to this taxon in Sri Lanka!

What are the species of Phyllocephalum reported from your area ?

On further checking it appears close.

We come back to the proposal of 17/05/2018!