gom-FREE-nuh — from the Latin gomphaena, ancient classical name for an amaranthDave’s Botanary
glo-BOH-suh — sphericalDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: bachelor’s buttons, globe amaranth, gomphrena • Hindi: गुलमखमल gul-makhmal • Kannada: mahaasahe • Malayalam: wadapu • Manipuri: chengkruk • Marathi: गुलमखमल gulmakhamal, जाफरीगुंडी japharigundi, मखमल or मखमाल makhmal • Tamil: வாடாமல்லிகை vatamallikai • Urdu: gul-e-makhmal

Distribution: widely naturalized, also cultivated; exact native range obscure

Popular ornamental annual herb with much brached stem, branches slightly angular and greyish hairy, swollen at nodes; leaves opposite, oblong to oblong-obovate, up to 12 cm long, white hairy, margin undulate; petiole 1-2 cm long; flowers in terminal globose purple heads, subtended by two leaves; bracteoles purple triangular-lanceolate, longer than bract; tepals white hairy outside; stigmas 2; utricle globose.    


 

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Gomphrena globosa : Srinagar : 301011 : AK-4:  Gomphrena globosa from Srinagar.

Picture taken on the 10th of Sept,11.
Kindly validate.
Since I saw this color for the first time….have seen Purple & White flowers before, thought of sharing.


nice capture … I had the pink variety with me. The flower is also known as “Bachelors button

Gomphrena globosa Linn. ? from Hooghly 25/10/12 sk:  

One of my students took a twig from his garden and wanted me to ID this plant. I think i have seen this plant in other gardens as well.
Species : Gomphrena globosa Linn. ?
H & H : ornamental herb
Date : 21/9/12, 3.30 p.m.
Place : Hooghly


Yes … very common garden plant.
 

 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: NS 004: Gomphrena globosa: I wished to share this ornamental from a nursery in PanipatGomphrena globosa…. less popular one, compared to pink headed variety…


Rare colour, never seen this colour, … Many thanks for sharing this cultivar.


and there is still another much darker variety that I used to have, it used to self seed…
somewhere along the line did not get preserved…


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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: RVS-9: Gomphrena globosa: The flowers-heads (actually spikes!) of Gomphrena globosa are commonly used in garlands. This particular picture was taken near a tribal hamlet in Sirumalai Hills, Tamil Nadu.
Tamil name: ‘Vaadaa malli’ வாடாமல்லி


Thanks … for clarity..never seen such a clear closeup of flower..


Beautiful flower. It is a favorite of butterflies. I used to buy the flower from the market only to get the seeds !!


 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: DV16 :: 26 APR 08 08:54:54 :: Gomphrena globosa in Mumbai gardens: Gomphrena globosa L.

gom-FREE-nuh — from the Latin gomphaena, ancient classical name for an amaranthDave’s Botanary
glo-BOH-suh — sphericalDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: bachelor’s buttons, globe amaranth, gomphrena • Hindi: गुलमखमल gul-makhmal • Kannada: mahaasahe • Malayalam: wadapu • Manipuri: chengkruk • Marathi: गुलमखमल gulmakhamal, जाफरीगुंडी japharigundi, मखमल or मखमाल makhmal • Tamil: வாடாமல்லிகை vatamallikai • Urdu: gul-e-makhmal
Distribution: widely naturalized, also cultivated; exact native range obscure
References: Flowers of IndiaTop TropicalsDave’s GardenWikipediaNPGS / GRIN
in gardens of Mumbai


Spectacular pics as usual..



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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: MN-1: Gomphrena globosa: Sending photos of Gomphrena globosa.
Common name : Batchelors button
Place : Hanging gardens, Mumbai
Date : December 2012
Habitat : Cultivated
Others : Favorite of butterflies. Seen many varieties of butterflies hovering around the flowers.


very popular garden plant for soils not conducive to others
love the colors


Very nice Bright lovely globose inflorescence.


Gomphrena globosa (Globe Amaranth)-MN28112012:  Sending photos of Globe Amaranth from Hanging Gardens, Mumbai.
Common name : Globe Amaranth, Bachelors button
Date : October 2012


 

 

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Gomphrena globosa from Arya PG College Campus Panipat


 

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Flora of Panipat: Gomphrena globosa:

A small Garden Herb Gomphrena globosa
From Arya PG College Campus Panipat
Family Amaranthaceae


what a beauty…both colors, and hands are steady..  tiniest hairs on the edges of the leaves are visible…


2 more pics


 

 

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Gomphrena globosa from Arya PG College Campus Panipat:  Gomphrena globosa L. (Amaranthaceae) known as “Globe Amaranth” is a species cultivated for long-lasting flowerbeds.
Flower heads if cut just before maturity, are ‘everlasting’, retaining their colour for a long time. So it can be used in dry decoration.


Yes, very good photographs 


 

 

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Gomphrena globosa L., Sp. pl. 1:224. 1753
Common names: bachelor’s-button; common globe-amaranth; globe-amaranth
Popular ornamental annual herb with much brached stem, branches slightly angular and greyish hairy, swollen at nodes; leaves opposite, oblong to oblong-obovate, up to 12 cm long, white hairy, margin undulate; petiole 1-2 cm long; flowers in terminal globose purple heads, subtended by two leaves; bracteoles purple triangular-lanceolate, longer than bract; tepals white hairy outside; stigmas 2; utricle globose.
Photographed from Kashmir and Delhi


 

 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week : sk-17 : Gomphrena globosa L.:  

This plant is Gomphrena globosa L., previously identified in – https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/ZeM-ApwliYc/discussion.


 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Gomphrena globosa : Flower Show,Mumbai : 100213 : AK-31: White Gomphrena seen at the Flower Show in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.


Yes … Thanks for sharing.

 

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ID required!: only 1st correct image. I wanted confirmation whether it is gomphrena or centrostachys aquatica or completely different.  The first snap plant is quite large wheras the second plant was considerably smaller in size!


…. 4. The first photograph belongs to Gomphrena gobosa and second to Gomphrena celosioides.
5. Centrastachys aquatica is a totally different plant as shown in the link below http://www.plantsystematics.org/imgs/pso/r/Amaranthaceae_Centrostachy… 


 

 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Gomphrena globosa : Red : Mumbai & Srinagar : AK-5:  Adding pictures of Globe Amaranth from Flower Show in Mumbai and a garden in Srinagar.


Yes … Nice photographs


 

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Flora of Panipat- Gomphrena haageana from a nursery in Panipat: Gomphrena haageana
A Garden Annual Herb shot from a nursery in Panipat
pls validate


That is very peculiar species name and so I just tried to look for information why the plant has been named this way. Actually the species name is to commemorate J.N. Haage (1926-78), a German plant collector and seedsman. 


Since the name ends in a vowel, -an is added after the person name instead of ian (for names ending in consonant), and then the usual gender ending -a, -um or -us as the case may be. 


According to me the issue is different sir.

Haagei could be one option when the word ends in a vowel. Orther such examples are ‘hegdei’, ‘maderoi’ and ‘rosei’ 
When Haagei is there it means Haage’s Gomphrena, which in turn can be ideally or wrongly perceived as the plant was originally collected by Haage but described by someone else. Here ‘Haage’ is used as a ‘Noun’. 
Haageana means Haagean Gomphrena, which could mean, as beautiful as Haage. Here ‘Haage’ is used as an ‘Adjective’. Some other examples are, ‘weddelliana’, ‘congniauxiana’ and ‘wallichiana’. 
It is then followed by ‘a’ or ‘us’ or ‘um’, to denote the gender. 
In first case, the importance to the person is lessened but in second case you are kind of admiring the person by giving a name after him. 


Thanks … I never thought use of -ii or -i does lower the importance of a person. I thought it is personal choice of author to use the name as genitive (possessive) form (-hookeri) or adjective (-hookeriana). I can’t imagine
Iris of Hooker (Iris hookeri) is less decorative than Hooker Iris (Iris hookeriana).


I will give you another example.
Lets say Amit is Sumit’s father. So if I say, Amit’s Sumit or Sumit is as intelligent as Amit.

then it does make a difference as first sentence is very casual but second sentence is a praise. Similarly if you say “Hooker’s Iris” and then “Iris as handsome as Hooker”, then there is a praise in second.
Botanically it doesnt change anything, but in grammar they are different. :))

Gomphrena globosa as per another thread (with heading Chenopodia​ceae and Amaranthac​eae Week: BS12: Gomphrena globosa from Arya PG College Campus Panipat) from …


Here is the link to that thread.


 

 

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Gomphrena Species For ID : 06APR17 : AK-06 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Gomphrena plants seen at a cultivated garden last month (March’17) in Muscat.

For Species id please.
Is it Gomphrena globosa only?

Does not match with images of Gomphrena globosa
Can it be some Celosia species or some other genus ?


This should be Gomphrena globosa, with age inflorescence becomes elongated in some locations. 


   

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Gomphrena globosa L. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)- around 1 mb each. 
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 02 August 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.

Habitat : Cultivated
Nepali Names : सुपारी फूल Supaaree Phool / मखमली फूल Makhamalee Phool 


 

 

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Attaching a collage of Indian Cabbage White visiting flowers of Gomphrena.



This is Gomphrena globosa L. 


    

31/08/2020
Pune Maharashtra 

Kind request to identify this small wild plant with pink flowers. Have only 1 pic. Sorry for poor quality


Check with Gomphrena globosa … 


Thank you … for Id help. On checking I found that flower pictures are looking more like Gomphrena pulchella ref /species/a—l/a/amaranthaceae/gomphrena/gomphrena-pulchella
Can it be Gomphrena pulchella?
Thank you …. attaching pic again 
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Welcome back, …
We all have been missing you at efloraofindia.
Where have you been?May I request you to pl. post a high resolution image to check the details.

Thank you … Actually busy with work not finding time. Missing the wonderful time I had in the past interacting with friends here. I went to take another pic to my utter dismay the plant looks withered. Yet I tried to take the pic but not good. I have a Samsung phone now

Somehow not getting good quality pics my older n95 was much better
I don’t know if it will help sorry.
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Yes it’s close ma’am, hope you’re right,


For me too it is more close to G. pulchella than G. globosa.


I will go with …, as per details at Gomphrena globosa L. and Gomphrena


 
 
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