Erigeron sublyratus Roxb. ex DC., R. Wight, Contr. bot. India 9. 1834 (syn. Aster benghalensis DC. [Invalid]; Erigeron asteroides Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Erigeron benghalensis (B.Heyne ex DC.) M.R.Almeida [Invalid]; Erigeron hispidus DC.);

by Surajit Koley (Id by D S Rawat) & D S Rawat (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Erect, aromatic, annual herb; branchlets hirsute. Leaves alternate, oblanceolate to spathulate, to 5 x 2 cm, chartaceous, base auriculate, apex obtuse. Capitula heterogamous, 8 mm wide, terminal or in upper axils, in few-flowered racemes. Involucre 5 mm wide. Phyllaries linear, 2-seriate. Ray florets numerous, purplish, tube 2.5 mm; lobes 3 mm. Eligulate pistillate florets with protruding style. Disk florets c. 20, yellowish, 4 mm. Achenes of ray and eligulate florets obovoid, those of disk florets terete. Pappus c. 20, of white setae.      

Flowering and fruiting: April-July  
In the plains      
India, Nepal and Sri Lanka



Composite for id confirmation- Panipat:: NS March 2018 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

This glandular-hirsute herb was recorded last week (21.3.18) from Panipat..
I hope it is Blumea sp., the head looked very attractive to me, unlikely of all the previous sightings, your opinion please…..!!

Please check for Erigeron sublyratus also. 

Thanks …, I think your suggestion is right.. Erigeron did come to my mind..

on an agricultural field near Chennai– Nov.’09?; Asteraceae herb. – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Erigeron sublyratus DC. (=E.asteroides Roxb.) is an uncommon small herb in Pantnagar.
Unlike others this species produce three different types of florets in flower head.
Here photographed in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

Wow a different Erigeron and uncommon it seems as you had said.



Asteraceae Fortnight : Radiate heads : unknown : sk03 : Attachments (2).  5 posts by 3 authors.
These photos were recorded on 16/4/13. More photos in the earlier post –

Closer to Erigeron sublyratus!

“Bengal Plants” has only one species – Erigeron asteroides Roxb., the current accepted name of which is Erigeron sublyratus Roxb. ex DC.
Thank you very very much for the ID of this beautiful wild herb.




Hooghly Today : erigeron? inula? some others? : Attachments (12). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This is a hairy 2.5 ft annual, found on roadside.

Erigeron sublyratus as per another thread.

Inula is excluded because in subtribe including Aster and Erigeron, ray florets are never yellow, whereas in one including Inula ray florets are yellow.

Thank you Sir. I also noticed, at the time of this upload, that there was no yellow Inula pic in the net.

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