Cyathula capitata Moq. 










Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume (Images by Prashant Awale (Identified by Surajit Koley & Dinesh Valke), Karuna Kanta Das & Dinesh Valke (Inserted by J.M.Garg))



Keys (as per efi thread):
Leaves sparsely hairy above, membranous, spikes grey-brown, glistening …….C.capitata
Leaves tomentose above, thick, spikes pale yellow, not glistening………………..C.tomentosa 
In western Himalaya only these species are found and common.

Cyathula species in India:

  1. Cyathula capitata Moq.
  2. Cyathula officinalis
  3. Cyathula prostrata (L.)
  4. Cyathula tomentosa (Roth)


  1. Karthikeyan,
    S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009
    . Flowering Plants of India,
    Dicotyledons, vol-I (Acanthaceae- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India,
    Kolkata. pp.74.
  2. eFI

Pl. go through Cyathula (Amaranthaceae) page with images of species (done by me) 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.

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