— named for Johann Georg Siegesbeck
… Dave’s Botanary
or-ee-en-TAY-liss — of or from the Orient, eastern … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: eastern St. Paul’s-wort, holy herb, Indian-weed, stickyweedGarhwali: लिचकुरा lichkuraGujarati: પીળી બદકડી pili badakdiHindi: गोबरिया gobariyaKachchhi: પીરી ફુલડી piri fuldiKannada: ಅಂಟು ಹೂವಿನ ಗಿಡ antu huvina gidaMalayalam: കടംപൂ katampooMarathi: कटंपू katampuNepali: दुधे झार dudhe jhaar, गोब्रे झार gobre jhaar, नौनिं पत्र nauni patraTamil: கதம்பம் katampamTelugu: కతమ్పం katampam, రెక్కల రావి rekkala ravi

Asteraceae herb for ID 030511MK1:
Please help to identify this Asteraceae herb found in a sacred grove near Kothagiri, Nilgiris.

Date/Time- 10-04-2011 / 10:00 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPca.1800m ASL; Kothagiri, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- forest edge
Plant Habit-herb
Height/Length- 20 -30 cm long
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- ca.4 x 2.5 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- yellow; c.1 cm across; head inflorescence
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- yellow


Dalhousie id AL031111:
Another small flower in shades of yellow and orange….
Location Dalhousie
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild/roadside
Height 36 inches
season Sept-Oct

Nice captures of Siegesbeckia orientalis of Asteraceae.

Yes Siegesbeckia orientalis. This time on Chakrata trip we found two very distinct populations, those with very narrow leaves and those with very broad and large leaves. I will upload some day.

siegesbeckia orientalis: 3 images.
siegesbeckia orientalis, mahabeleshwar

Yes, Nice photographs


Siegesbeckia orientalis from Chakrata:
This one is Siegesbeckia orientalis Linn., captured from Chakrata-Dakpathar Road, in September 2011.

Yes … The second photograph, howver, belongs to Prenanthes brunoniana.

Sorry for one odd attachment.


Sigesbeckia orientalis?:
Seen this small herb near Dhakoba (Bhimashankar WLS)
I think this is Sigesbeckia orientalis ? (Family: Asteraceae).
Date/Time: 12-01-2-13 / 10:00AM

Yes it is Siegesbeckia orientalis L. (Asteraceae). A common weed in all parts of India reaching up to 1800m altitide in some parts of Himalaya. Involucral bracts are densely glandular hairy and sticky; thus helping in dissemination of seeds.


ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part-I Radiate Heads May 1-14: Sigesbeckia orientalis L. from Uttarakhand_DSR_25: Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Sigesbeckia orientalis L. is a common weed in Uttarakhand reaching up to 2000m in the Himalaya.
With the help of sticky involucral bracts seeds are dispersed to longer distances by animals and human beings.
Here photographed in Pantnagar.


Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate Heads: Siegesbeckia orientalis from Chakrata- NS 41 : Attachments (8). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This small herb was shot from various locations including Chakrata, Morni Hills and Shimla… a common plant…

Yes … Nice photographs.


Siegesbeckia orientalis

Yes … Very good photographs.

Seen this small herb near Dhakoba (Bhimashankar WLS), Maharashtra.
Bot. name: Sigesbeckia orientalis
(Family: Asteraceae).
Date/Time: 12-01-2-13 / 10:00AM

yes … Very good photographs.


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Siegesbeckia orientalis from Chakrata and Morni-GS98 : Attachments (4). 1 post by 1 author.
Siegesbeckia orientalis, photographed from Morni and Chakrata.

Asteraceae herb FOR ID at Pachmarhi :: 18 SEP 13 :: DV : 3 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.
Pachmarhi … about 3600 feet ft asl
Date / Time: 18 SEP 13 at 12:57 PM … Altitude: about 3670 ft asl
ID please A. Rich. … (family: Asteraceae)

Habit: herb, standing about 60 – 80 cm
Habitat: mixed deciduous forest

The flower could be about 8 – 10 mm across

Do check for Sigesbeckia orientalis

Yes it is

Thank you very very much … for this ID.
There seems to be incorrect spelling variant of this name – Siegesbeckia orientalis.


Siegesbeckia orientalis L from Assam : Attachments (6). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Attached images are Siegesbeckia orientalis L. from Assam.
Date :06.11.2013
Location: Assam
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : Siegesbeckia orientalis L
Habit : Herb
Habitat: Grows wild.

Plant for ID i : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).

Found in Connore
2nd April

Sigesbeckia orientalis of Asteraceae.


… would like to get the name “katampam” of Sigesbeckia orientalis in native script. It could be கதம்பம் – not sure.
This plant is distributed throughout tropics – perhaps naturalized in many parts of India – native range seems obscure … NPGS / GRIN
The Tamil name katampam seems to be a popular name for this plant – it is borrowed by other languages.
For instance:

The translation is correct, …


Names of Plants in India :: Gujarati name of Sigesbeckia orientalis L. :  4 posts by 2 authors.
please help with the name pili-badkadi of Sigesbeckia orientalis in native script.
Reference: The Useful Plants of India published by NISCAIR and Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission.

The Gujarati name of this plant is Pili Badakdi / પીળી બદકડી. Named after the incurved achenes that resemble a crane-shaped water container. પીળી refers to the yellow flowers.

Thank you very much for the help with this name, and in native script, … Great help.

Thank you very much …, for the reasoning of the name. It makes the documentation interesting.


Names of Plants in India :: Telugu name of Sigesbeckia orientalis L. : 4 posts by 2 authors.
the name katampam for Sigesbeckia orientalis seems to be borrowed from the Tamil name for the plant,
Reference: The Useful Plants of India published by NISCAIR
I could not succeed in finding such name anywhere on the internet. The nearest word is కదంబము kadambamu
Please help in giving the name katampam in native script.
There is another name – rekkala ravi … reference: ENVIS – FRLHT … would it be written as రెక్కల రావి ?

yes, both are for Sigesbeckia orientalis L. (Katampam) కతమ్పం  , రెక్కల రావి local people call by both names, in some areas they call rekkala ravi, in other areas as katampam

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Sigesbeckia orientalis  L. … family: Asteraceae
… Sigesbeckia also spelt as Siegesbeckia

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
sig-es-BEK-ee-uh — named for Johann Georg Siegesbeck … Dave’s Botanary
or-ee-en-TAY-liss — of or from the Orient, eastern … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known aseastern St. Paul’s-wortholy herbIndian-weedstickyweed • Garhwaliलिचकुरा lichkura • Gujaratiપીળી બદકડી pili badakdi • Hindiगोबरिया gobariya • Kannadaಅಂಟು ಹೂವಿನ ಗಿಡ antu huvina gida • Marathiकटंपू katampu • Nepaliदुधे झार dudhe jhaar• Tamilகதம்பம் katampam
botanical namesSigesbeckia orientalis L. … synonymsMinyranthes heterophylla Turcz. • Sigesbeckia caspica Fisch. & C.A.Mey. •Sigesbeckia gracilis DC. • Sigesbeckia humilis Koidz. • Sigesbeckia iberica Willd. … The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.

Lovely capture … thanks..

Added … Malayalam: കടംപൂ katampoo
Thanks to … at facebook.

Added … Telugu: కతమ్పం katampam, రెక్కల రావి rekkala ravi
Thanks to … for the names at efloraofindia
Sigesbeckia orientalis? ABJUL01/31 : 4 posts by 3 authors.
I just took a couple of photos as it was on a slope and light low. It looks to me to be Sigesbeckia orientalis. Please advise.
Sigesbeckia orientalisSt Paul’s Wort
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
20 July 2016.

Liked the last one most.

Yes …

Asteraceae week Images of Sigesbeckia orientalis for sharing : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
attaching images of Sigesbeckia orientalis for sharing

Yes, nice pics!!

Sigesbeckia orientalis L. (provisionally accepted name) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (11)
Sharing some pictures of Sigesbeckia orientalis L. (provisionally accepted name) shot at Pashupati Forest Kathmandu Nepal on 16 October 2016 at 4400 ft.
Nepali names: Dudhec Jhaar दुधे झार / Gobre Jhaar गोब्रे झार / Nauni Patra नौनिं पत्र  

Superb complete set.

Yes …, nice photographs.

Superb photographs with all the details. The ID matches with India-biodiversity portal link for the plant. It is a plant. used in traditional medicine to treat syphilis, leprosy and other skin-related problems. I have seen this in Western Ghats area. But unable to trace the photograph from the archives.

Kemmangundi Road Karnataka
Date: 13 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1021 – 1369 m (3349 – 4491 ft) asl
¿ Acanthospermum ? … (family: Asteraceae)

Dear friends,
Much branched small bushy shrub, about 3 – 4 ft high, tridax-like flowers, flower-head about 5 – 6 mm across, not sure.
Hopefully pictures will help to get to genus level ID.

I think yes. I think there is only species in efi site. Pl. Verify.

Yes …, only entry of Acanthospermum hispidum DC. found.
To me, some features look different. Hope we get clarity soon.

Yes, I found postings in efi to be quite variable. Is there any other species of this genera found in India or is this a variable species or showing variation during different life stages. You can check if some details are available in genera page of efi site.

Could be Acanthospermum australe (Asteraceae) – A new distributional record for India. Rhedeea, 22(1): 32-34. C. Haleshi, A. N. Sringeswara, Sahana Vishwanath, M. D. Rajanna and Balakrishna Gowda.
But posted plant does not seem to match images of Acanthospermum australe found on net. Will return later to this post if I find any better possibility.

This is Sigesbeckia orientalis L.
Thanks to … for the ID over WhatsApp.
Incidentally I had it already with me – sighted at Munnar, and posted here in eFI, ID then given by …

Thanks a lot, … We need to check all our posts at Acanthospermum hispidum for correct Id.

Requested to please ID this plant found by the roadside near Pipalkoti on the way to Joshimath, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.

sigesbeckia orientalis.

290519AB1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 481 kb.

I am a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolution at IISER-Pune. I am working on the biodiversity of plants and insects in Melghat area in Maharashtra. It will be useful if you could help in the identification of the following plant. I have only one photo of the plant, and that too without a clear image of the flower. You can zoom the photo to see the flower more clearly. The plant was very abundant, and sometimes as many as 50-100 individual plants were growing in a 2mx2m quadrat. 

Date/Time- November 7, 2017; 09:44 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat, 21°27.407′ N,77°27.086′ E

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb

Height/Length- 2’ Height

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Size 1-1.5 cm diameter, Colour Yellow.

Sigesbeckia orientalis L.


Sigesbeckia orientalis L. : 10 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 21 September 2020
Elevation: 1340m.
Habit: Wild

Yes…..it prefers open canopy … Mature flower and fruit looks wonderful.


Dear members identification required for this plant sp from Rajouri jandk: 3 images.
Habit: Herb
Date: 25 July 2021

Sigesbeckia orientalis

Sigesbeckia orientalis L. !

Agreed with …

A minute difference …

Yes, …, but thoughts same


Sigesbeckia orientalis L.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1696 m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild


Regarding identification of the species collected from Gajapati Odisha on December 23: Mixed thread: 4 high res. images.

Sigesbeckia orientalis L.


Asteraceae: Sigesbeckia orientalis L.: 2 high res. images.

synonym: Siegesbeckia orientalis L.
location/date (both): Semadoh, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994