Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) Ramayya & Rajagopal, 465 1969. (Syn: Ammoseris patens (DC.) D.Dietr.; Brachyramphus obtusus DC.; Lactuca flava Forssk.; Lactuca obtusa (DC.) Sch.Bip.; Launaea fallax (Jaub. & Spach) Kuntze; Launaea obtusa (DC.) Mundhe & M.R.Almeida; Microrhynchus arabicus Jaub. & Spach; Microrhynchus fallax Jaub. & Spach; Microrhynchus patens DC.; Paramicrorhynchus procumbens (Roxb.) Kirp.; Prenanthes obtusa Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Prenanthes patens Wall.; Prenanthes procumbens Roxb.; Prenanthes runcinata Lag.; Rhabdotheca sonchoides Cass.; Scorzonera dichotoma Vahl; Sonchus lakouensis S.Y.Hu; Sonchus leucodon Fisch. & C.A.Mey. ex Ledeb.; Youngia alashanica H.C.Fu; Youngia procumbens (Roxb.) DC.; Zollikoferia fallax (Jaub. & Spach) Boiss.; Zollikoferia leucodon Fisch. & C.A.Mey. ex Boiss.);
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Bahrain, Egypt (Eastern Desert), Iran (E-Iran, S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia, S-Iraq, W-Iraq: Desert), Kuwait, Oman (Mascat & Oman), Saudi Arabia (NE-Saudi Arabia, Hejaz, Asir), Sinai peninsula (S-Sinai), Yemen (Aden Desert, coastal Hadhramaut, SW-Yemen), Afghanistan (Baghlan, Farah, Helmand, Herat, Jawzjan / Sar-e-Pol, Kandahar, Kunar / Nuristan, Nangarhar, Nimroz, Paktia / Khost, Takhar), Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China (Gansu, Nei Mongol, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan), Pakistan (Karachi, Sind, Baluchistan, Waziristan, Kurram, N.W.Frontier Prov., Hazara, Pakistani Punjab), Jammu & Kashmir (Jammu), India (widespread, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu), Nepal, Myanmar [Burma] as per CoL;
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Egypt to Central Asia and Myanmar, Arabian Peninsula: Afghanistan, Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, Egypt, Gulf States, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yemen as per POWO;
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¿ LAW-nay-ee-ah ? — named for French lawyer Jean Claude Mien Mordant de LaunayHortipendium
pro-KUM-benz — lying along the groundDave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: creeping launaea • Hindi: वन गोभी van gobhi • Marathi: पाथरी pathari
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Distribution: Egypt, Arabia, Iraq, Iran. C. Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Himalaya, India
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[efloraofindia:32983] launaea nudicaulis from Lohari : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Launaea nudicaulis from Lohari


Yes …  Now L. procumbens



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ID (DSCF3881/3882) : Picture taken in Dudhwa National Park (U.P.), 22/03/2008.


– Launaea procumbens indeed .. a weed found in nearly all continents of the world



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Kindly Id this wild plant, trailing along the ground,
leaves: basal rosette of leaves -absent,size approx 11cms by 3cms with thorny edges
flowers: light yellow approx 1.7 cms.
no fruits seen.
Is this Launaea spp?

Can this be a Lactuca?


It may be Crepidiastrum sonchifolium (Bunge) Pak & Kawano (Lactucasonchifolia (Maxim.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Debeaux [Illegitimate].


I think Launaea procumbens


Yes I think … is right. I think it can’t be Crepidiastrum sonchifolium in which leaves are strongly auriculate (almost perfoliate) at base and heads on elongated erect peduncles not short lateral ones characteristic of Launaea.
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Herb for validation: SPC-008: Please validate if this herb could be Launaea procumbens.


Yes, this is Launaea procumbens..


 

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Wild Flower for ID : Oman : 181112 : AK-1: Saw this small wild plant with yellow flowers in a farm in Muscat, Oman on 27/1/2012.

Launaea species?


It may be Launaea procumbens.


I think yes


 
Kindly help Id this wild plant at Pune
Date- Feb 2012
Leaves – mainly at the base with tiny thorns along the edge; 8-11cms x 3cms ; small leaves on shoot of buds
Inflorescence – shoot about 1-2 feet with buds and small leaves
Flowers – cream white, flower head measuring 1.8 cms

Fruits – not seen


I think Launaea procumbens



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Country Dandelion from Mumbai.


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Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) Ramayya & Rajagopal
¿ LAW-nay-ee-ah ? — named for French lawyer Jean Claude Mien Mordant de LaunayHortipendium
pro-KUM-benz — lying along the groundDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: creeping launaea • Hindi: वन गोभी van gobhi • Marathi: पाथरी pathari
Distribution: Egypt, Arabia, Iraq, Iran. C. Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Himalaya, India
References: Flowers of IndiaFlora of ChinaENVIS – FRLHTFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar

at Purandar on 11 MAR 09


Very good photographs …



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Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate Heads : Launaea procumbens at Pune 07072013 : MR03: Attachments (4).

sharing pixs of Launaea procumbens at Pune. My previous post of the same for Id at efi thread



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Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) Ramayya & Rajgopal, Kew Bull. 23: 465, 1969

syn: Launaea nudicaulis auct.

Photographed from Delhi



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Picture taken at a farm on 27/1/12.

Tiny herb growing wild.

Launaea species?


Yes, looks like Launaea procumbens


Thanks for the id.



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Flower for Id- ID14082013SH : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Flower for Id pl.
Location –Sonkhaliya (near Ajmer,Rajasthan)
Date- 10.8.2013
Habitat –Wild


Looks like Launaea procumbens



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Plant for ID, Rajasthan, NAW-JAN15-06 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this almost leaf-less herb photographed on a sand dune in Ajmer district, Rajasthan in December 2014.

Height about 50-60 cm tall. yellow flowers about 1 cm wide.


Launaea procumbens I hope



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Talegaon Dabhade Pune
June 2015

Requesting to please identify this wild plant. There was another similar plant but with green leaves


It is Launaea procumbens. Family: Compositae



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Identification no181115sn1 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)

Your help in identifying this plant.

date/time: april 15
location: aambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune
habitat; wild
plant habit: herb

height: may be about2 ft.


Lactuca of Asteraceae. may be L. serriola ==

it would be informative if you recall how tall was this plant, size of the flower, the branching if any and the rahcene, in any of the near by plants


… or could be Launaea procumbens (Asteraceae).


All I can say at this stage the height of the plant was about 2 ft. May be this is Launaea procumbens which is recorded in Pune. Need validation though.


yes, florets look like those of Launaea procumbens records of efi.


Talegaon Dabhade Pune
Dec 2015

Requesting to Id this wild plant. Which Launaea species is this?


Launaea procumbens, Asteraceae



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Launaea procumbens :: urban Jodhpur :: 24 OCT 18 : 5 posts by 4 authors. 4 images.

Jodhpur urban

Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 230 m (750 feet) asl
Launaea procumbens  (Roxb.) Ramayya & Rajagopal

weedy? nice depiction



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Sonepat, Haryana, 10th March 09; Gwalior– 10/3/09?; Jalori pass at Great Himalayan National Park on May13, 2009; 12-5-10, 6:45AM- Mata Vaishno Devi Marg; Devanappatinam near Puducchery: 09 Oct 2008;
Country Dandelion – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.

This Launaea was shot from Panipat, a common one.. hope this is Launaea procumbens..


efi page on  Launaea procumbens 


I guess ID is correct. Launaea procumbens



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Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This spreading, milky herb common along roadsides and waste places was shot from Panipat..
I hope this should be Launaea procumbens.. please share your opinion..

efi page on Launaea procumbens   


I guess ID is correct. Launaea procumbens



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Chondrilla juncea (Country Dandelion) Pl confirm. A weed found after monsoon.


Thanks, … I think matches with images at Flowers of India


Feedback from Surajit ji at efi page:
Please check the species is distributed in India.
If not please try Launaea intybacea (Jacq.) Beauverd.


Yes it does not seem to have distribution in India as per POWOCoL and eFlora. It may be Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) Ramayya & Rajagopal as per images and details herein.



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Asteraceae member for ID from Uttarakhand: DSR_Nov. 2016_2/2 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
This small herb reaching up to 40cm was photographed in June near Jageshwar (1800m) in Kumaon, Uttarakhand. The plant was seen in open areas like along road, trails, open grounds etc. Leaves are all basal forming rosette and few stems originating from the rosette are leafless and branched upward bearing heads.

Please suggest the ID.


I also do have a similar plant recorded from Darjeeling, not yet posted I think..

I hope you have tried to see Launaea species, which is the only thing coming to my mind..

Thanks … for this post, which will surely help me.


Thanks, … Pl. check comparative images at Launaea


Can it be Launaea asplenifolia Hook.f. as per comparative images at Launaea


There is apparent similarity but I have doubts. L.aspenifolia is a low elevation species.  The plant for ID was recorded at about 1800- 2200m.


Agree with …


Which species has pubescent leaves?


So many pending Launaea, it is getting complicated, I think this might be L. procumbens, please compare with GIFR herb.- https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/437854769 and others – specimen


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25-06-2021 surajit 07 : Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) Ramayya & Rajagopal:

  • Distribution : India and other countries (KEW)
  • FBI entry : Prenanthes procumbens Roxb. (under Launaea nudicaulis !!!)
  • Description : polymorphic perennial herb, flowering upto 20-40 (?) cm high; leaves broadly to narrowly spathulate, sinuate-dentate to variably pinnatifid,  margin variably white-cartilagineously sinuate-dentate and denticulate
  • often resembles L. nudicaulis, sometimes similar to L. aspleniifolia also
  • in India and Pakistan, fl. mainly Oct. to Mar.; in irrigated sites or favourable condition all year round
  • Pictures : check KEW


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