Saussurea fastuosa (Decne.) Sch.Bip., Linnaea 19: 331. 1846 331 . (Syn: Aplotaxis denticulata (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) DC.; Aplotaxis denticulata var. hypoleuca DC.; Aplotaxis fastuosa Decne.; Saussurea denticulata Wall. ex C.B.Clarke [Illegitimate]; Saussurea fastuosa (Decne.) Hand.-Mazz. [Illegitimate]; Saussurea fastuosa (Decne.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Klatt; Saussurea forrestii Diels; Saussurea wallichii Sch.Bip.);
VOF Week: Saussurea sp-2 at VoF: Here is yet another Saussurea sp. seen at VoF.
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 09:30AM.
Saussurea fastuosa may be
Saussurea fastuosa from Valley
VOF Week: Saussurea sp. 5 at VoF: This is last post in the series of Saussurea from VoF.
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 /09:00AM
looks to me same as your upload in Saussurea sp-2 at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/indiantreepix/RJq7CVg1Ugo/-HxOYGQKoxoJ
I think it is Saussurea fastuosa as per my earlier posting in 2010:
Thanks … for the ID.
Saussurea uniiflora from Valley
nice large branching bushy plant…
and what a contrasty “seedhead” i take it its past flowering season for this?
Just in flowering
This looks like Saussurea fastuosa
Thanks … for this important correction. Yes it resembles the uploads by … as S. fastuosa and one uploaded by … and identified by …
S. uniflora is a totally different plant belonging to the subgenus Amphilaena in which upper most leaves are generally coloured and enclosing (half or completely) the capitulum. Here are some links:
Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb68 for Id- JM: Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).
This may be Saussurea uniflora.
Yes, It may be Saussurea uniiflora
I am taking it as Saussurea fastuosa in view of the identification of … post in another thread:
Asteraceae Week (Part II – Discoid heads) :: Saussurea fastuosa at VoF :: PKA22:: : : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Here is yet another Saussurea sp. seen at VoF.
Bot. name: Saussurea fastuosa
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 09:30AM.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Saussurea fastuosa from Valley of Flowers- NS 28 : Attachments (5). 4 posts by 3 authors.
This Saussurea was again recorded from VOF and surroundings.. kindly validate if this can be Saussurea fastuosa.. flowers are yet to open..
Yes it is S.fastuosa [=S.denticulata].
ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads Saussurea fastuosa from Uttarakhand_DSR_29 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Saussurea fastuosa (Decne) Sch. Bip. [=Aplotaxis fastuosa Decne; Saussurea denticulata Wallich ex C.B.Clarke] is common perennial herb in Valley of Flowers around timberline altitude.
Saussurea fastuosa ABAUG2017/25 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
The second Saussurea was this one growing on the mountainside not very easy to access. The light was harsh then and I could not manage better images. Please advise if I am wrong.
Ilaqa, Dharamshala, HP
16-17 August 2017.
I visited the same area the day before yesterday looking for flowering Swertia speciosa (I had seen it on my previous visit but it had not started flowering then!) and decided to check on this Saussurea too. I found it had flourished more and I took some more photos (better light too!) to share.
Near Ilaqa, Dharamshala, HP
27 August 2017
Saussurea fastuosa :: Ghangaria-VOF, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKOCT-29 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Saw these in along the Ghangaria-VOF trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
These have been identified based on the pics available in efi to be occurring in that area.
Appears close as per first glance at
It seems ID is matching !
we have some botany chiefs showing and validating id, of Saussurea fastuosa
… case was validated by both … and …, leaves match this case and … own case shows the side view of the flower
that matches the architecture of this case’s flower
Id requested : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 mb.
Thamri Kund Trail, Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
Saussurea fastuosa to me. Please compare with:
Looks correct ID.