(syn. Verbesina calendulacea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 902. 1753; Complaya
chinensis (Osbeck) Strother; Jaegeria calendulacea (Linnaeus) Sprengel; Seruneum calendulaceum (Linnaeus) Kuntze; Solidago
chinensis Osbeck; Thelechitonia chinensis (Osbeck) H. Robinson & Cuatrecasas; Wedelia calendulacea (Linnaeus) Lessing (1832), not Richard (1807); W. chinensis (Osbeck) Merrill.) as per Flora of China.
Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr., 111 1917. (syn. Solidago chinensis Osbeck; Verbesina calendulacea L.; Wedelia calendulacea (L.) Less. [Illegitimate]) as per The Plant List 1 .
Chinese Wedelia • Hindi: पीला भंगरा Pilabhangara, Bhanra • Marathi: पिवला भंगरा Pivala-Bhangra • Tamil: Manjalkarilamkanni, Patalai kayyantakarai • Malayalam: Mannakkannunni • Telugu: Guntagalagara • Kannada: Gargari, Kalsarji • Bengali: Bhimra • Konkani: Birimgarsi • Sanskrit: पीतभ्रंग Pitabhrnga, Pitabhrngarajah;
The leaves may not always be trilobate in W. trilobata (now Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski), but leaves are broadly winged, corolla orange-yellow and ray florets longer (15-20 mm long);
In W. chinensis (now leaves are less broadly winged at base, flower lighter yellow and ray florets 10-12 mm long.
Sphagneticola calendulacea (Linnaeus) Pruski. Syn: Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr., a mat-forming perennial herb similar in appearance to Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski but easily differentiated by pale yellow flower heads, gradually narrowed leaf base not strongly 3-lobed, achenes strongly angled with cupshaped pappus.
Grow as a thick green cover on the ground in several gardens.
On 20-10-11 on the way to Chakrata we also visited TDL Herbal Garden and we came across a plant named as Eclipia alba (Eclipta alba) Bhringraj. But plant does not looks like E alba rather match with Wedelia sp
I identified this as Wedelia calendulacea
Because this plant also called as Bhringraj
Just as I was to type Wedelia chinensis, I paused to do some research. Yes the plant according to FBI and herbal websites is W. calendulacea (L.) Less, but it is now considered as synonym of W. chinensis.
Thanks Sir for confirmation and information. See the fate of our herbal Gardens, no authenticity of any name
Yes … Wedelia chinensis also known as Peela Bhringraj. The leaves when crushed and rubbed on hand will yield black colour dye.
Wedelia chinensis, photographed in Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi, 213 m asl, a spreading herb with entire or obscurely lobed margin; photographed on 20-4-2010. Please validate.
I’ve seen Sphagneticola calendulacea syn.
Thanks … for validation
I would be interested to know about correct name. GRIN which we largely rely for nomenclature does recognise Wedelia chinensis. Under genus Sphagneticola it includes S. trilobata based on Wedelia trilobata, but no mention of
Thanks …, I got the reference- Nus
Asteraceae Fortnight : Radiate heads : Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.? : sk02 : Attachments (3). 8 posts by 3 authors.
These 1 ft or less herbs are growing beside a pond, in a shady place under bamboo thickets.
At the time of taking pictures I thought it was Wedelia trilobata. I didn’t take care. But as i was browsing my records, this morning, it occurred to me that it might be another. I will try to capture more features within a day or two.
I have taken more pictures today, from the same place and of the same population. It is interesting to note that this plant has both, axillary and terminal head on long peduncle.
I was amused at these two very similar plants being under different genera now:
Wedelia chinensis & Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski
Finally searched a lot & decided to replace Wedelia chinensis page with Sphagneticola calendulacea as per Flora of Flora of China & as per efi thread: [efloraofindia:32918] Wedelia chinensis from Delhi
I hope this is OK.
Thank you very much.
Please ignore –
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Sphagneticola calendulacea (Linnaeus) Pruski. from Delhi-GS109 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Sphagneticola calendulacea (Linnaeus) Pruski.
Syn: Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr., a mat-forming perennial herb similar in appearance to Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski but easily differentiated by pale yellow flower heads, gradually narrowed leaf base not strongly 3-lobed, achenes strongly angled with cupshaped pappus.
Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. (= W. calendulacea (L.) Less)
ascending herb in canals river margins, flowering
26/07/2009, south penna river, Krishnagiri DT, Tamilnadu, altitude around 470m
june15sk27/32 — Sphagneticola calendulacea (L.) Pruski : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
This specimen is from efi thread
Asteraceae for ID : Nasik : 06DEC20 : AK-11: 2 images. Seen along a road.
The flower looks close to Wedelia.
Could be Wedelia texana
Wedelia texana is not listed in CoL and POWO. However, it is listed in The Plant List but distribution is not shown in GCC (nom. inval.).