India (NW-Ghats (Maharashtra)) as per Catalogue of Life;

ID please.
Date/Time : October 19, 2007 at 1.03pm IST
Location Place
: enroute Kas plateau
Altitude : about 1124 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : not sure, around 17°42’37.80″N, 73°53’11.25″E

Habitat : slope, along mountain road
Type : near human settlement

Habit : erect herb
Height : about a metre

Length : – not a climber –
Type : not sure, oppositely arranged
: pinnatisect
Size : about 5 – 6 cm x 4 – 5 cm
Type : terminal umbel
Size : 20 – 25 cm

Size : about 1 mm
Colour : white

Calyx : do not know
Bracts : – no bracts –

This would be Scandix stellata.

… any characteristic that rules out Pimpinella wallichiana ?
… 10 umbels, about 13 flowers per umbel (ranging from 10 – 18 flowers / umbel)

Not Scandix stellata atleast, which has only 1-3 rays (as against ca 10 here) and sessile flowers (long pedicelled here).


I too think its Pimpinella tomentosa… Apiaceae family
Attaching my clicks of the same, however yours is much better and clear!!

… many thanks to all for comments … Shweta ji, any comment on differing number of umbels in plants being compared ?
Am not familiar with any of Pimpinella species, therefore the query stressing on number of umbel rays.

Umbels vary from 5-10 as per the references….
can go through this
or refer Shrikant Inghalikar’s – Flowers of Sahyadri, a very good pictorial guide!!

Many many thanks … convinced !!!
Taking this plant as P. tomentosa.



Attached are pictures of Pimpinella tomemtosa captured at Satara in October 2014.
Requested to validate the ID.

Images by Satish Phadke (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



October 19, 2010: enroute Kas plateau; Mariai ghat section few KM from Pune on 3rd Oct2010;

Pimpinella sp : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 mb.
Plz id, sp of pimpinella, Thane, yeil, maharashtra, January

Ornamental. Genus is O.K. It is necessary to examine the foliage and floral characters in detail. Therefore, please post some more photos depicting the details.

May be Pimpinella tomentosa Dalzell ex C.B.Clarke as per comparative images at Pimpinella
Dec 2015
Talegaon Dabhade Pune
Requesting to Id this wild herb

Apiaceae sp. ??

Thanks, …, for the suggestion.
It appears close to Pimpinella tomentosa Dalzell ex C.B.Clarke as per comparative images at Apiaceae

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