An important document for names, authority and distribution of Asteraceae (=Compositae) species in India is FLOWERING PLANTS OF
As per this document (Karthikeyan et al., 2009) following species of Echinops occur in India:
1- Echinops cornigerus DC. (Central to Northwest Himalaya)
2- E. echinatus Roxb. (Throughout India and Himalaya)
3- E. niveus Wall. ex Royle (Western Himalaya)
4- E. prionolepis Bornm. & Mattf. (Northwest Himalaya)
No Echinops seems threatened in India as no species is mentioned in Red Data Book of Indian Plants by Nayar and Sastry (1987-90).
Species with description &
pictures in Flowers of India as on 25.2.14:
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- Details-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-
Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach, Volume 2 By Kumudranjan Naskar(1993)- Details-
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- Details-
Echinops : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Echinops
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.
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 Echinops species in India
Echinops page (Asteraceae (Compositae)) with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
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.