Key for Indian species available at efi page Pulchea.


Date/Time- on 21/3/10 at around 9 a.m.

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS in Joka Marshes, Kolkata

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ TypeWild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub

Height/Length- around 2 meter

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- Seen as used in fencing.

… would this be some Pluchea species ?

This plant is Pulchea indica Less. (Syn: Conyza corymbosa, Pulchea corymbosa) from the family Asteraceae/ Compositae. A very common plant around Kolkata marshy lands.
This is a common undershrub found in rural roadside. It is also used as natural fence to guard frontyard or some cultivated garden plants. Could it be a Eupatorium sp.?
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : wild undershrub (?) of about 5 ft. height, roadside
Date : 08-04-2012, 10.30 a.m.

Place : Tarakeswar (Hooghly), WB

Nice pics, should be a Vernonia sp. in my opinion….

Google searched for various Vernonia species, Ageratum & some others for 2 hrs. but no avail !

This is also a very common species. Villagers sometimes use this plant to build a natural boundary wall around their homeyard.

i was wondering if it was Eupatorium species too

Any chance of Ethulia conyzoides L.f. – ???

I think Pluchea indica (L.) Less., as per efi site link:


Thank you very much for the ID and thanks to too.
Also attaching some recent pics, recorded on 18/10/12.

Though leaves of this species are more densely dentate than the ones in the above two links outside India, it is possible ID.

I’d please : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Habra, WB today (11.7.16)

I know this Asteraceae plant, but not able to recall now. 

Pouches indica?

I think this is Pluchea indica (L.) Less.

Thanks, …, fro the correct Id.