Red-Nerved Senecio;

Flora of Chakrata: Senecio sp from Chakrata, deovan area with large leaves: Senecio sp from Chakrata, deovan area (2400 mts) with large leaves, about 12 to 15 inches long, silvery beneath. Height about 3-4 feet
a link related to this sp
Can it be S grandifolius or it may be any sp of Inula
Pls help

I hope Senecio rufinervis

Sir, Senecio rufinervis is an accepted name as per theplantlist.org, with synonym Cineraria hypoleuca. After Search for this name any good information was not obtained.  there are three hypoleuca,

one Cineraria hypoleuca Sieber <http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/gcc-1074>,
2nd Cineraria  hypoleuca DC. <http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/gcc-31741>,
3rd  Cineraria hypoleuca Harv. & Sond.<http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/gcc-78618>

out of these two 1st and 3rd are synonym of Senecio verbascifolius. When i searched google for S verbascifolius plant were total different from ours. and search for Cineraria hypoleuca DC was also not revealed any concrete Information.
And finally i got a paper in the favor of our id. Being a common plant no images or information on net surprising for me.
sharing now

It is keyed and described in Flora Simlensis

Today after that impatiens i opened flora simlensis also and indeed i should take help from this also


Help required………………: I needed help regarding the etymology of Genus “Synotis“.

internet search did not yield any satisfactory result.
Perhaps this may help you:
Greek syn = together, with, combined, fused
Greek otis = ear

This one was recorded from in and around the valley of flowers, Uttrakhand… please help to identify.. leaves peculiar in being silvery beneath..

I hope Senecio rufinervis.

Thanks Sir for the response..

Senecio rufinervis Dc. photographed from Chakrata and Manali.

Thanks Sir, this confirms mine…

Manali, Himachal Pradesh on 23 October, 2009; Senecio rufinervis from Manali – efloraofindia | Google Groups

This has been lying in my Chakrata collection, this picture belongs to a small shrub... leaves silvery beneath, regularly serrate… I have tentatively placed this under Senecio… hopefully help will be received, as the tour was accompanied by …

Senecio rufinervis I hope.

Thanks sir for the feedback, I feel this is to be observed again.. the leaves are regularly lanceolate, almost equal, serration is quite well defined, and regular..

To me it is Senecio rufinervis (DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L. Chen, a shrub common inside forests.



Flora of Himachal Pradesh- Senecio rufinervis from Shimla : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Senecio rufinervis from Shimla

Pls validate

Yes … Nice photographs.


Synotis rufinervis? ABOCT2016/01 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 7 images.
Not all leaves were white underneath but some were and I think these plants to be Synotis rufinervis. I photographed at least three different plants and if I have muddled different species together, please correct me. Please advise
Synotis rufinervisRed-nerved Senecio
Mcleodganj-Triund, HP 2200m and above 01 October 2016

I think matches with images at Synotis rufinervis

Wonderful images in this set.

I have been collecting more photo evidence of Synotis rufinervis this year too and sharing it here. All photos are between 2400 and 3000m taken on 1st and 2nd October on my trek to Ilaqa and back.

Attachments (8)

Very nice details, I hope you are absolutely right in its identification.. thanks …

Synotis rufinervis AT OCT2016/01 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)
Red-Nerved Senecio
Botanical name: Synotis rufinervis
Synonym: Senecio rufinervis
Family: Asteraceae
Shimla (H.P.)
October 7, 2016


Synotis rufinervis AT AUG 2017/01 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Synotis rufinervis (DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen
Synonym: Senecio rufinervis DC., Cineraria hypoleuca DC.
July 2016


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Did you check the elevation? IS it matching ? According to efloranepal there is vast difference.

Elevation 2200m

Matching according to Flora Simlensis
and with specimen posted by … on Flowers of India.
The name suggested by you is another plant and that too occurs in this areas.

White lower surface and prominent veins on lower side of leaf are most peculiar characteristics of Synotis rufinervis.

Thanks, …  Beautiful images and details. I agree with you.

14.11.10SP5   : Pl. identify following  plant.
Date: 14.11.2010
place: Dalhousiae, Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh

May be Senecio rufinervis, but not very sure

I guess correct ID SK333JAN22-2017:ID

I agree with you.