(Images by Darshan Kokate (Id by Jui Pethe) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 




Kleinia ficoides (L.) Haw. (Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Kleinia fulgens Hook.f. (Cultivated) (Images by Gurcharan Singh & Aarti S Khale (Id by Vijayasankar Raman) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 



Kleinia grandiflora (wallich ex DC.) N.Rani (Images by Anurag N Sharma (Id by Vijayasankar Raman), Pravin Kawale (id by Shrikant Ingalhalikar), P. Santhan (Inserted by J.M.Garg), B. Rathinasabapathy (Id by N Muthu Karthick), T Badri Narayanan (Id by Vijayasankar Raman & N Muthu Karthick) & N Muthu Karthick (Id by Vijayasankar Raman) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Kleinia petraea (R. E. Fr.) C. Jeffrey (Cultivated)

Images by Anil Thakur (Id suggestion by Ushadi) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)



Kleinia walkeri (Wight ex C. B. Cl.) B. P. Uniyal




An important
document for names, authority and distribution of Asteraceae (=Compositae)
species in India is FLOWERING PLANTS OF
INDIA, DICOTYLEDONS, Vol-I (Acanthaceae-Avicenniaceae)
authored by S.Karthikeyan, M.Sanjappa and S.Moorthy.
It is published by Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata in 2009.
As per this
document (Karthikeyan et al., 2009)
following species of Kleinia occur in India:
1- Kleinia articulata (Cultivated),
2- K. balsamica,
3- K. grandiflora,
4- K. shevaroyensis,
5- K. walkeri.
No Kleinia species seems threatened in
India as Red Data Book of Indian Plants
(Nayar & Sastry, 1987-90) does not mention any species.


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

(Wall. ex DC.) Rani
Shrub Dry Evergreen
to Dry Deciduous Forests, often Cultivated
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
All districts Maan sevi, Thael


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Kleinia fulgens Asteraceae Scarlet Kleinia
Senecio cephalophorus is a synonym of Kleinia cephalophora Compton Kleinia cephalophora Asteraceae Blazing Glory
Senecio pendulus is a synonym of Kleinia pendula (Forssk.) DC. Kleinia pendula Asteraceae Inch Worm

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)-
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- Details with keys-
Kleinia shevaroyensis (Fyson) Uniyal

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Senecio, Cissampelopsis, Curio, Jacobaea, Kleinia, Ligularia & Synotis     

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. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

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.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome

I have also added the list of Indian species of Cissampelos and Kleinia as per the reference mentioned.

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