Gerbera gossypina (Royle) Beauverd, 40 1910. (Syn: Chaptalia gossypina Royle; Gerbera lanuginosa (DC.) Sch.Bip.; Gerbera pusilla Sch.Bip.; Oreoseris lanuginosa DC. (Unresolved));
Hairy Gerbera Daisy • Hindi: कुफेरू Kupheru, झुलू Jhulu, कपास Kapas;
Flora of Chakrata Part-2: Gerbera gossypina from Deovan Chakrata Trek:
Gerbera gossypina from Deovan Chakrata Trek
Yes … this is Gerbera gossypina from my side too.
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Gerbera gossypina (Royle) Beauverd [=Chaptalia gossypina Royle; Oreoseris lanuginosa Wall. ex DC.; Gerbera lanuginosa (Wall. ex DC.) Benth.] is a small herb growing on steep shady slopes in mid hills of Uttarakhand and entire Himalaya.
Unlike popular ornamental Gerbera jamesonii and its hybrids, it has lilac or white flower heads only which are also smaller.
Here photographed near Nainital and Munsyari area of Uttarakhand.
Nice Shots … we have seen this in Chakrata. Common plant in that region also
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Asteraceae Id Plzz : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.
please id this asteraceae flower
Picture takaen at Mandal
Dock?/ABOCT18 : 16 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (3)
This spinach like leaf is found here throughout the year. If I am not mistaken this leaf is used as a pain reliever after a nettle sting. It appears to be of dock family. Please help.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
16 October 14
May be Rumex dentatus
The habitat and some leaves look different. Flowers/fruits should help.
Appearing as Gerbera gossypina in vegetative stage. Attachments (1)
I would like to share that I have very recently met … at Mcleodganj (H.P.)..he has been very kind to accompany me and our group of students to a very good place, which was rich in collection material for UG students..
The pleasure was all mine. It was an excellent opportunity for me to learn from an expert in the field and you were very kind in answering all my questions. I have added a lot of new knowledge in my repository as a result of that walk with you.
I will post images of the plants you helped identify soon on this forum.
… has kindly confirmed the ID of this leaf which I had posted earlier in October. He asked me to conduct a simple test–to try and peel the bottom layer off the surface and if it comes off in a cottony layer then the ID Gerbera gossypina is correct.
Here are my pictures of that test. My son helped peel the layer. My thanks to all who contributed to this discussion.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
Now a glimpse of the complete plant in flowering stage.Attachments (1)
I agree with …, flowers will further confirm..
a true gentleman naturalist, and your son is learning by example… good to see it
we learnt the same way from my non-botanist father..
My heart likes to see these inter-generational examples.
And now for this case… well done. ANd … : good tip
Really interesting logic and conversation. Such discussions help members a lot. Thanks so much…..
I happened to do a lot of field work with my very dear friend Dr. Jana Sckornikova in central India, Jharkhand and Himalayas. I learnt a lot from her. There are certain characters which cant be seen with naked eyes and in such cases we need to use common sense. While working on Curcuma it was very difficult to distinguish species, and she told me that it can be done to some extent on the basis of presence and location of tiny hairs on the under surface of leaves. And the best way to check the hairs (which are not visible to eyes) is to rub the leaf surface on your tongue and you can feel the hairs. Because tongue is one of the most sensitive part of your body…..
BUT YES, THIS MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO ALL PLANTS….. AS SOME MIGHT BE POISONOUS.
Yes Gerbera is a more likely option.
ANd not all are safe to rub on your tongue
esp. ginger, turmeric, radishes etc. that are grown for “Organic” market using manure…
it seems manure is not bird doodooo anymore.. farmyard manure including all mammalian doo is included.. and parasite worms don’t die in the heat of the manure pile… and tapeworm eggs survive it
message is … don’t put anything in the mouth that’s not washed.. well
see figure 1 in this review for prevalence : http://www.ias.ac.in/jbiosci/nov2008/571.pdf and this for the brain mri http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Neurocysticercosis.gif in url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysticercosis
so whatever you have learnt … unlearn it please
we/ I want you around on this earth in productive mode for a long time, …
Gerbera gossypina?/ABDEC52 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
A couple of days ago I photographed these leaves growing on a stone wall. They look like the leaves of a young Hairy Gerbera Daisy which I posted in October. Please confirm.
Gerbera gossypina–Please confirm.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
22 December, 2014
Yes, it is Gerbera gossypina. Again perform the same test.
Thank you … I will try to peel the back layer off. The leaves are very soft and young, so it may be a difficult task.
Does it have a local name?
Local name I do not know. Ask local people about it with plant in your hand.
And also wait for flower, which is very beautiful and same size as our cultivated Gerbera..
I finally found a flowering plant today (13.3.15) and was happy. … was right, it is beautiful. Here it is;
persistent paid off, … very well done
Thank you … It always does, doesn’t it!
I saw a really nice and large specimen today. I also wonder if there are two varieties of these, one with darker but smaller leaves and another with large light green leaves. Attachments (4)
*Gerbera gossypina ABMAR01/15 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 10 images.
Gerbera daisies have been flowering since early February but are now (30.3.16) in bigger numbers. I found a withered pod yesterday on the road and took some pictures of dry individual flowers. Here is a complete set.
Gerbera gossypina—Gerbera Daisy
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
20-29 March 2016
Marvellous capture of close details.