The fruits get dispersed chiefly by the animals including humans.. and a nuisance in weeding the garden.
 
Habit up 1.5 m high., erect, Inflorescence dense spike and has spiny bristles……..Pupalia
Habit up to 75 cm long decumbent, some times prostrate, Inflorescence loose spike, haven’t spiny bristles………Cythula
stamens with interposed staminodes —— Cyathula
stamens without staminodes —— Pupalia  

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Cyathula prostrata (L) Bl. Bijdr from Kamrup district (Rural) Assam: I hope the attached images are Cyathula prostrata (L) Bl. Bijdr.
Date :06/11/12
Location: Mirza, [Dist- Kamrup(Rural)]
Habitat: Grows on waste places
Habit :Herb
Genus & Sp. :Cyathula prostrata (L) Bl. Bijdr
Family : Amaranthaceae


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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: :: KD 02 :: Cyathula prostrata (L) Bl. Bijd from Kamrup district, Assam: Attached images are Cyathula prostrata (L) Bl. Bijd from Kamrup district, Assam.


 

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at Sirsi on 20 DEC 12


Nice to see pink flowering form.


.. Its a Common plant among the areca garden of Sirsi..

The fruits get dispersed chiefly by the animals including humans.. and a nuisance in weeding the garden.
In this way, I may call this as a plant of beauty and beast ! 🙂


… had provided me the ID of Pupalia atropurpurea for this herb.
While compiling common names for the ID, got surprised to find that the species is now considered synonym of P. lappacea, a large perennial scrambler undershrub. Both species are described in Cooke’s
Flora of the Presidency of Bombay.


Photography technique is superb


Very good find.
Cooke Flora gives a better description.
BSI Mah flora mentions only 2 var. of Pupalia lappacea
Leaves ovate-elliptic c 8 cm long. Flower awns yellow … … … … Var. lappacea
Leaves suborbicular, 2-3 cm long; Flower awns brown … … … … Var.
orbicular


while I am believing to be Pupalia lappacea as per ID from …, I have received comment in facebook from …, and also from …, that it must be Cyathula prostrata. Please validate with comments.


This is Cyathula prostrata only.


If you can zoom in or have any other pictures,
one can check for staminodes in between the stamens to confirm the genus Cyathula rather than Pupalia.


This is Cyathula prostrata not Pupalia lappacea


I understood that you are very much sure about the species
I was just trying to fit the key characters given in the books to the pictures as a part of study. I am not aware of both the species in the field. Hope my beliefs about the Keys are true. My earlier sentence might have created confusion. I was trying to find the staminodes as a part of using the differentiating key.


Many thanks … for the ID.

I am sure you are familiar with both plants – any straight (glaring) difference ?
My query is out of curiosity … whether is it yet closely resembling Pupalia atropurpurea to be specific.


Names of Plants in India :: Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.: via Species‎ > ‎P‎ > ‎ Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss. … family: Amaranthaceae
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Photographed at Sirsi on 20 DEC 12


Identified as Cyathula prostrata as per another efi thread


 
Names of Plants in India :: Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume:  via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume … family: Amaranthaceae 
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
sy-ATH-uh-la or sy-ATH-yoo-la — small cupDave’s Botanary
prost-RAY-tuh — prostrateDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: cyathula, prostrate pastureweedHindi: लाल चिरचिटा lal chirchitaKannada: ನೆಲ ಉತ್ತರಾಣಿ nela uttharaani, ರಕ್ತಪಮರ್ಗ raktapamargaKonkani: ¿ धाकटो मोगरा dhakto mogra ?Malayalam: ചെറുകടലാടി cerukadalaadiMarathi: भुईअघाडा bhuiaghaadaTamil: சிவப்பு நாயுருவி civappu nayuruvi
botanical names: Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume … synonyms: Achyranthes prostrata L. (basionym) • Desmochaeta prostrata (L.) DC. • Pupalia prostrata (L.) Mart. … NPGS / GRIN
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Photographed at Sirsi on 20 DEC 12
More views of this plant: …..
Many thanks to … for correcting the ID in my earlier posts … this plant was mistaken for Pupalia lappacea

Apratim !!!!!!
Not having any other word for flower Pics !! 🙂
Again impreesed abt ur incredible Photography … !!


 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: PKA12 :: Amaranthaceae sp. for ID from Mizoram:  

This herb is from Mizoram.
Family: Amaranthaceae.
(Earlier this was discussed and it was suggested that this could be Achyranthes bidentata).
Date/Time: 9th Nov./ 10:40AM
Location: Mizoram
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb
Leaves: Opposite, rhomboid with short petioles, nerves prominent around 7 pairs…


May be some Pupalia species.


I think … may be right.


I think this is Cyathula, possibly Cyathula prostrata (L) Bl. Bijdr., as in –

Me too would think of this plant being some species of Cyathula, and just as … thought, most probably C. prostrata.

Not sure because – not seen yet any species of Pupalia.


I am yet to see any Cyathula and one of the synonyms of Cyathula prostrata, given in the F. B. I., is Pupalia prostrata Mart.!
I think :-
  1. the leaves of this plant is somewhat rhomboid, unlike Pupalia lappacea
  2. in Pupalia the tepals are more acutely angled
  3. spike in Pulalia is significantly longer and rests upon vegetations
  4. of the three Pupalia described in F. B. I., P. orbiculata Wight is restricted in Concan Ghats and Carnatic. The rest two, P. lappacea & P. atropurpurea are synonyms today!

Thanks … for further elaborating the aspects of Cyathula and Pupalia.

I am not familiar with species of either; both genera seem to be close enough to be synonymous in some of their species.

Hopefully the ID gets resolved.


Me too …, don’t understand the difference; and it’s hairline :-
stamens with interposed staminodes —— Cyathula
stamens without staminodes —— Pupalia
The botanists those days had some powerful lenses!!!


   

Achyranthes ?? 100510-PKA1 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Came across this herb at Mizoram. Looks like Achyranthes sp. ?? 
Bot. name: Achyranthes ??
Family: Amaranthaceae
Date/Time: 9th Nov./ 10:40AM
Location: Mizoram
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb
Leaves: Opposite, rhomboid with short petioles, nerves prominent around 7 pairs…


Should be A. bidentata


Achyranthes bidentata Blume is a species of Achyranthes that grows in India, Nepal, China, and Japan. It is the source of Huái niú xī, a Chinese herbal medicine with anti-inflammatory activities. In Nepal its root juice is used for toothache. Its seeds have been used as a substitute for cereal grains in famine years


This must be Cyathula prostrata.


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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: PKA15 :: : Pupalia atropurpurea near Sirsi: Seen this herb on the way from Sirsi to Jog Falls.
Bot. name: Pupalia atropurpurea
Family: Amaranthaceae.
Thanks to … for ID.


Cyathula prostrata as per thread Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: DV18 :: 20 DEC 12 16:59:43 :: Pupalia lappacea at Sirsi

Iruppu Falls  Coorg

Date: November 12, 2019 … Altitude range: about 850 – 1,000 m (2,800 – 3,300 ft) asl

Pupalia lappacea  (L.) Juss.   

Sorry, …, Check again seems not, Cythula prostrata only,


… is on the right path i think.
looks different in this herbarium from janaki herbarium on the net
and Cythula :  looks very different, similar to your pictures 
What you sent reference is correct, But your post is Cyathula only, You can go throw this.
Habit up 1.5 m high., erect, Inflorescence dense spike and has spiny bristles……..Pupalia
Habit up to 75 cm long decumbent, some times prostrate, Inflorescence loose spike, haven’t spiny bristles………Cythula


Thank you very very much … for pointing to the error. Indeed it is Cyathula prostrata – I always mistake this one for Pupalia. And despite it, I did not bother to match plants in my collection. Sheer haste and over-confidence !!!
Thanks very much … Will quickly correct my notes in flickr.


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