VOF Week: Saussurea sp-2 at VoF: Here is yet another Saussurea sp. seen at VoF.
Family: Asteraceae
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 09:30AM.

Saussurea fastuosa may be

Very good photographs …


VoF Week: Saussurea fastuosa from Valley:

Saussurea fastuosa from Valley
Pls validate

Thanks … for showing another Saussurea species


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:




VoF Week: Saussurea uniiflora from Valley:  

Saussurea uniiflora from Valley
Pls validate

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:
Here is yet another Saussurea sp. seen at VoF.
Bot. name: Saussurea fastuosa
Family: Asteraceae
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].
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.
Saussurea fastuosa
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.
Saussurea fastuosa
Near Ilaqa, Dharamshala, HP
3300m approx.
27 August 2017
Attachments (2)

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.
Kindly validate.

Appears close as per first glance at 

Other recipients:
It seems ID is matching ! Thank you Saroj Kasaju
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




on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.); Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb79 for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups



Id requested : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 mb. 
Id requested

Thamri Kund Trail, Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
August 2019

Saussurea fastuosa to me. Please compare with: 

Looks correct ID.