Ligularia jacquemontiana (Decne.) M.A.Rau, High Alt. Fl. Pl. W. Himalaya 134 134 1975. (syn: Senecillis jacquemontiana Decne.; Senecio jacquemontianus (Decne.) Benth. ex Hook.f.);
Request for ID 080809 Sinthan Pass 5 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Location- On the way… from Kookar Nag to Sinthan Pass, Jammu & Kashmir.
Date- 08th August 2009.
It appears to be Senecio jacquemontianus
You are showing me plants I had seen mnearly 35 years ago. I should thank you.
Fwd: Senecio jacquemontianus (Decne.) Benth ex Hook.f. Now Ligularia jacquemontiana. Is this correct? : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)
I attach a great image taken by Oleg Polunin of this plant in Kashmir.
Flowers of Himalaya knew it as Senecio jacquemontianus gregarious and common on alpine meadows in Kashmir @ 3000-4000m from Pakistan to Kashmir. The authors thought it was not easy to distinguish from Senecio wallichii (found from Central Nepal to Arunachal Pradesh.
Stewart records it as gregarious on lower alpine meadows in Kashmir with the roots used to adulterate ‘Kuth’.
But Ligularia jacquemontiana is not an accepted name in ‘The Plant List’.
I certainly agree that Senecio jacquemontianus did not fit well within the large genus Senecio and decades ago was describing it as the ‘Ligularia-like Senecio’ at my lectures.