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authored by S. Karthikeyan, M. Sanjappa
and S. Moorthy and published by BSI,
Kolkata in 2009 is an important document for names, authority and distribution
of Asteraceae (=Compositae) species in India.

As per this document (Karthikeyan
et al., 2009) following species of Cyanthillium
occur in India:
1- Cyanthillium
(L.) H. Rob. (var. cinereum; var. glabriusculum; var. linifolium;
var. ludens;
var montanum;
var. parviflorum)
2- C.
(Arn.) H. Rob.
(Dryand.) H. Rob.

No Cyanthillium
species is mentioned in Red Data
Book of Indian Plants by Nayar &
Sastry (1987-90)


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution

Vernonia albicans Dc. is a synonym of Cyanthillium albicans (DC.) H.Rob. Undershrub Plains , Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Matthew 1983 Coimbatore, Kanniyakumari, Madurai, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli, Salem, Tiruchchirappalli, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram
Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.= Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob. Herb Plains to Low Altitude, Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 All districts
Vernonia conyzoides DC. is a synonym of Cyanthillium conyzoides (DC.) H.Rob. Undershrub Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Theni,  Tirunelveli


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Cyanthillium cinereum Vernonia cinerea, Conyza cinerea, Senecioides cinerea Asteraceae Little Ironweed

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys

Vernonia cinerea = Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.

Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details & keys
Vernonia cinerea = Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.

Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- Details with keys

Vernonia cinerea = Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.

Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. Nayar – Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science252 pages
Vernonia albicans DC. in Wight (is a synonym of Cyanthillium albicans (DC.) H.Rob.), undershrub; throughout W. Ghats.

Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (2007)- Details-
Vernonia cinerea = Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Vernonia, Acilepis, Baccharoides, Cyanthillium, Gymnanthemum, Monosis, Orbivestus, Strobocalyx & Tarlmounia. 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 Indian species of Cyanthillium based on Karthikeyan et al. (2009)

Pl. go through Cyanthillium page (Asteraceae (Compositae)) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by Bhagyashri ji).

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), 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.

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