gomphrena weed;
 
Perennial, decumbent herbs. Leaves opposite, subsessile or shortly-petioled, lanceolate-oblong or oblanceolate or spatulate, 2-3 x 0.5-0.8 cm, apex acute, base acute-acuminate. Flowers in sessile heads, at first globose, gradually elongating into a wide spike. Perianth lanceolate, 0.3 cm long, white woolly beneath.
 
Keys:
The inflorescence elongates sufficiently (usually more than 3 cm) to leave lower part of inflorescence naked in G. celosioides, not found in G. serrata where it does not elongate more than 2.5 cm, also leaves are clearly acute in G. serrata, nearly obtuse in G. celosioides. They are described in detail in Flora of Taiwan

 
In G. serrata are darker green, all leaves acute, spike snow-white, not elongating to more than 2.5 cm and very important that crest is very large and dentate (serrate) even in a distant shot. In G. celosioides plants are whitish-green to yellowish-green, most leaves obtuse at apex, spike dull white and often elongating to as long as 7 cm, crest is much smaller and not distinctly serrate.  
 

 

Flora of Panipat: Gomphrena serrata from PIET Campus samalkha panipat: Gomphrena serrata
an annual herb wild from Panipat inst of tech and Mgt campus 


Gomphrena celosioides, I hope


Sir Ji Whats the difference between the two species? Does Gomphrena serrata has serrate leaf margin?


Gomphrena celosioides similar to G. serrata, but the crests on bracteoles are short, irregularly dentate, and are just below the apex of the bracteoles (cf G. serrata, which has crests on 1/2 to full length of bracteoles). Also the rachis of G. celosioides tends to elongate at maturity (cf G. serrata, in which the rachis does not elongate). ( http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2677)

 

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Flora of Haryana 2012: Gomphrena celosoides:  This is a common roadside weed, shot from near Yamunanagar on May 15, 2012..

Gomphrena celosoides Mart., Beitr. Amart. 93, 1825.
Perennial, decumbent herbs. Leaves opposite, subsessile or shortly-petioled, lanceolate-oblong or oblanceolate or spatulate, 2-3 x 0.5-0.8 cm, apex acute, base acute-acuminate. Flowers in sessile heads, at first globose, gradually elongating into a wide spike. Perianth lanceolate, 0.3 cm long, white woolly beneath.

Wild Herb for ID : Sri Lanka : 081112 : AK-3: A small, wild herb seen in Sri Lanka on 16/11/2010. Looks like Alternanthera species. Id please.


Gomphrena celosoides….Amaranthaceae

 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week : sk-11 : Gomphrena sp.: I found this prostrate herb on rural roadside. I am not sure of the ID even after going through the discussions in https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/dgXSg7lLi4M/discussion and in https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/AEu5ISQu3jA/discussion.


If we look at the following image and the details in in the pdf. all photographs uploaded this week (including yours) should belong to G. celosoides only:
Please note plants in G. serrata are darker green, all leaves acute, spike snow-white, not elongating to more than 2.5 cm and very important that crest is very large and dentate (serrate) even in a distant shot.
In G. celosioides plants are whitish-green to yellowish-green, most leaves obtuse at apex, spike dull white and often elongating to as long as 7 cm, crest is much smaller and not distinctly serrate.


Thank you very much Sir. It is G. celosioides. You have explained it very beautifully.

I am not sure if there is any photo G. serrata in efI database.

 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: NS 017: For id from Solan: This member was shot from campus of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan (Himachal Pradesh) …looks like a Gomphrena sp…please help to id…


Gomphrena celosioides


 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week:.Gomphrena serrata from Coimbatore BRS 006: Sharing the image of Gomphrena serrata from Coimbatore.

See following note:
Gomphrena celosioides similar to G. serrata, but the crests on bracteoles are short, irregularly dentate, and are just below the apex of the bracteoles (cf G. serrata, which has crests on 1/2 to full length of bracteoles). Also the rachis of G. celosioides tends to elongate at maturity (cf G. serrata, in which the rachis does not elongate). (http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2677)

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Chenpodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: NS 001: Gomphrena celosoides: This common weed was shot from Yamunanagra District of Haryana.. Gomphrena celosoides Mart.


Yes … Very good photographs.

Gomphrena
Nice closeups and habitat shot.
Some features possibly seen here:
Opposite leaves.
Anther filaments fused at top.


 

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AMARANTHACEAE-CHENOPODIACEAE week DSR..008: Gomphrena celosioides: Gomphrena celosioides Mart. (Amaranthaceae) is a widespread weed in Pantnagar.

The plant is frequently visited by butterflies for a sip of nectar.
However, this visit may prove helpful in producing the off springs as visible in this picture.


Yes … Good photograph.

Very nice picture. Cute blues (Tiny butterflies)


 

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Yes … Very good photographs


 

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Gomphrena celosioides Mart., Beitr. Amarantac. 93. 1825
Syn: Comphrena alba Peter. 
Common names: Soft khakiweed; Gomphrena weed 
A common weed in wastelands and roadsides, the species is often confused with A. serrata from which, however it differs in plants being whitish-green to yellowish green in colour, leaves leaves oblong to oblong-oblanceolate, usually obtuse at apex, glabrous or sparsely hairy on upper surface; spikes dull-white, , oblong-cylindrical, subsequently elongating up to 8 cm and becoming naked in lower part; bracteoles with a small crest confined to upper 1/3, uppermost margin with inconspicuous teeth (in G. serrata plants are green to dark green; leaf elliptic to oblong-obovate, acute at apex, pubescent on upper surface; spike snow-white, globose, elongating to less than 2.5 cm; bracteoles with large crest extending from middle to tip, uppermost margin with conspicuous teeth
Here are two useful links
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Gomphrena celosioides : Sri Lanka : 100213 : AK-25:   Seen this small plant growing wild.

Posted on our group earlier and identified by …


Yes … Thanks for sharing.


 

 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Gomphrena celosioides : Sri Lanka : 100213 : AK-25:  Seen this small plant growing wild.

Posted on our group earlier and identified …


Yes … Thanks for sharing.


 

 

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Attachments (3).  
Requesting to please ID this shrub captured in a field near Devgad, Maharashtra in May 2014.


This seems to be Gomphrena serrata.


Is this Gomphrena celosioides, given that the inflorescence seems to be more than 3 cm. long?


Differences are described in detail in Flora of Taiwan

Based on the discussion in thread and in thread I agree with … 


 
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Unknown sp. from Assam KD 06 2017 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Attached images are unknown sp. During collection of this sp. … was with me. It was a wonderful experience with him. Please ID the sp.
Date : 25.06.2017
Location: Assam

Family : Amaranthaceae (???)
Genus & species : ???
Habitat: Grows wild under forest cover
Habit : Herb

Pl. check comparative images at Amaranthaceae

Something like Gomphrena species or Amaranthus polygonoides L. ?


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Here are few more pics of the same, though none in flowering.. surely from Amaranthaceae


I hope this is Gomphrena celosioides Mart. 


 

 

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150718 RSA2 plant id from Ludhiana : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
please help me to identify this weed.

Gomphrena celosoides

Yes it is gomphrena celosioides
रुद्राक्षी 

Yes. It is. 

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