Saussurea piptathera Edgew., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20(1): 76, in obs.” 76 1846. (Syn: Aplotaxis discolor DC.);
Images by Nidhan Singh (1,2,3) and Prashant Awale (4-validation by Balkar Singh)



2nd week of August’10 during the trek from Ghangaria to Hemkunt Sahib;
Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb3 for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups


VOF Week: Saussurea piptathera?? at VoF and also en-route Hemkund Sahib: Could this herb be Saussurea piptathera?? (Family: Asteraceae).
Location: VoF and En-route Hemkund Sahib.

Yes … Saussurea piptathera Wonderful find.




VoF Week: Saussurea piptathera fom way to Valley: Saussurea piptathera fom way to Valley



VoF Week: Saussurea piptathera-for confirmation of ID please:  This was shot in the valley on 14.08.2012. Image quality is not so good and I do not have any better shot either. ID confirmation needed.

I think yes

VOF Week: Saussurea piptathera from the valley for validation….: This one was shot from the valley.. Saussurea piptathera I hope…. kindly validate…

I had also seen this plant in VoF. Nice one

VOF Week: Saussurea sp.-1 en-route hemkund sahib: Seen this Saussurea sp. en-route Hemkund Sahib. Would like to know its ID..
Family: Asteraceae
Date/Time: 09-08-2012 / 01:00PM.


Saussurea piptathera


Asteraceae Week (Part II – Discoid heads) :: Saussurea piptathera at VoF and also en-route Hemkund Sahib :: PKA23:: : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Saussurea piptathera (Family: Asteraceae).
Location: VoF and En-route Hemkund Sahib.





Saussurea piptathera ABAUG2017/24 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

While searching for the Saussurea auriculata I was happy to find two other Saussurea species and one of them was S. piptathera. Please advise if I am misidentifying it.
Saussurea piptathera
Ilaqa, Dharamshala, HP
16-17 August 2017.

I guess this is a Saussurea but not sure which (may be S. costus).
Saw this along the Ghangaria Hemkund trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please ID.

I think more close to images at Saussurea piptathera Edgew.

Thanks … Hoping for experts to comment.

Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This Saussurea was shot from Valley of Flowers, Uttrakhand..
kindly validate if this is Saussurea piptathera..

efi page on Saussurea piptathera

ID is correct.


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