Pulicaria wightiana C.B.Clarke , Comp. Ind. 128. 128 . (syn: Asterhydra badensis Wall.; Callistephus heyneanus DC.; Callistephus wightianus DC.; Erigeron wightianus Wall. [Invalid]);
Common name: Sontikli • Hindi: Sonela • Marathi: सोनटिकली Sontikli
Keys in Flora of Medak District;

On 16/10/08 in Narshapur forest, Medak Distt.,  AP. Also seen at KBR National Park in Hyderabad. I hope Identification is correct.

Pulicaria wightiana ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups
On 11/10/09 in Ananthagiri Hill forest in Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh.

This should be labelled as P. wightiana, though the specific character ‘peduncle long, hollow and thickened upwards’ (may be there but) can not be seen in the picture.

for ID 200911 NS1:
This Asteraceae member I photographed at Bhugaon, Pune.
Habitat- Wild
Habit- Herb

Date- 18 th Sep 2011.
Please Identify.

The flower resembles Pentanema indicum but the leaves dont. I think it is Pulicaria wightiana. Please confirm.

yes it is Pulicaria wightiana nice photo …
Common name: Sontikli • Hindi: Sonela • Marathi: सोनटिकली Sontikli
Botanical name: Pulicaria wightiana
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Sontikli is an annual herb, growing up to 1-2 ft high. Stems are erect, pinkish, branched at the top. Branches are anglled, rising, leafy and velvety. Alternately arranged stalkless leaves are oblong, 3-8 cm long, toothed, velvety. Leaves are smaller towards the top. Flower-heads are yellow, 2-4 cm across, arising singly on leafy stalks, 10-20 cm long, at the end of branches. The stalks are hollow, enlarged upwards. Ray florets are 1.5-2 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, 3-toothed at the tip.
Flowering: August-September
Reference: Flowers of india

This was posted earlier but somehow I missed to post it during the fortnight.
Please validate

efi page on Pulicaria wightiana


Pachmarhi about 3600 feet ft asl
Date / Time: 18 SEP 13 at 13:08 PM Altitude: about 3670 ft asl
ID please … (family: Asteraceae)

Habit: herb, standing about 40 – 60 cm
Habitat: mixed deciduous forest
The flower about 20 – 25 mm across. Reminded me of Pentanema indicum – but does not look so.

It can be Pulicaria wightiana.

After seeing this plant I had impression that I have seen similar plant in Delhi, but was not able to recollect the name. Thanks … for suggesting Pulicaria wightiana which prompted me to hunt out my plant P. dysentrica which is clearly different in woolly stems and much narrower involucre bracts.
I think … may be right in identifying it as P. wightiana with narrower leaves, puberulus stems and prominent involucre bracts.

Flower for Id-ID26102015SH1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Old picture of flower for Id pl. Is this Pulicaria wightiana ?
Location – Great Rann of Kutch
Date- 24.12.2010

Habitat –Wild

Seems to match with images at Pulicaria wightiana


Flower for Id -ID29062023SH3: 1 image.

Flower for Id pl.
Location -Great Rann of Kutch
Date – December 2010

Asteraceae !

Which species it can be ?

Cannot say at the moment. Shall check !

Pulicaria wightiana (Wall. ex DC.) C. B. Clarke ??

Yes. Earlier also identified at Flower for Id-ID26102015SH1

Extremely sorry for missing the earlier thread of id. I think I have seen this flower on grassland and mountain range of sahyadri very often. But sometimes Asteraceae species are confusing. Normally these flowers are seen in Maharashtra at the end of monsoon.

Found growing wild.
Pictures taken on 15th Oct,15 at Gangapur Grasslands.
Kindly validate.

Yes Sir and … this Pulicaria wightiana, common in open grasslands in Nasik, Flowering and Fruiting during August to December.

Konkan, MH :: Yellow aster for ID :: ARK2021-026: 3 images.
Seen this yellow aster  in a village near coastal Devgad, MH in the last week of December 2020.
Is this Pulicaria wightiana. eFI pics match.
Requested to please ID.

I found three species listed in FoPI.
Pulicaria angustifolia
Pulicaria foliolosa
Pulicaria wightiana
On checking in CoL and POWO, all of them may be listed in Maharashtra.
I got keys in Flora of Medak District, as per which we can rule out P.foliolosa. As per keys, I think it may be Pulicaria wightiana, although I am not able to clearly see the peduncle below the head.

Need help with small yellow flower id (daisy-like):
Neemrana sandy soil


I think it is Pulicaria wightiana C.B.Clarke as per images and details herein.
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra mentions the flowering period to be from Sep. to Feb.
In the Rajasthan environment, it may be a little different.

Yes …, Might be,

Malhargad near Pune, MH :: Pentenema indica for validation :: ARK2021-053: 3 images- 2 high res.

Saw this yellow aster at Malhargad near Pune in July 2021 on a small hillock.
Suggestions on Facebook indicated Pentenema indica.
Requested to please validate.

Looks close : indiabiodiversity

Looks different from images at Pentanema indicum
I think looks close to images at Pulicaria wightiana C.B.Clarke

Agree with you

I too was inclined towards Pulicaria wightiana, however, could not make up my mind.


Plant for ID : Asteraceae : Nasik : 14APR22 : AK – 05: 2 correct images.
A small wild plant with bright yellow flowers seen in Nasik.

I think the 1st two images look like those at Pulicaria wightiana C.B.Clarke, though a late flowering (period Sept.- Feb. as per  Flora of Guntur District, Andhra … – Google Book Search
Not sure about the other two.

These two were growing close by.