Tanacetum dolichophyllum (Kitam.) Kitam. ex Kitam. & Gould, ; in H.
Hara et al., Enum. Flow. Pl. Nep. 3: 45 (1982). (syn: Tanacetum
longifolium Wall. ex DC.
Images by Prashant Awale, Nidhan Singh (ID by Gurinder Goraya), D S Rawat, Prashant Awale and Taxonomyofficial, Inserted by Gurcharan Singh (Please click links to see details and more images).


Leaves pinnately cut. gray green. Other species of Tanacetum often have white wooly leaves. Flower heads dense rounded with numerous yellow disc florets; no ray florets.Inflorescence shortly branched.Hairy involucral bracts with brown purple margin; pappus absent  

27-09-2010: On the way to Hampta Pass at approx 11500 ft – 12000ft altitude; ID request-161010-PKA1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups



This was spotted On the way to Hampta Pass in Manali region
Bot.name: Tanacetum dolichophyllum
Family: Asteraceae
Thanks to  …  and … for identifying this for me.

Also frequent in alpines of Uttarakhand and locally called as ‘Guggal’ or ‘Dhoop’ for its aromatic rootstocks which are burnt in Havan.

Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate heads: Achillea millefolium? from Chail-NS 03 :  Attachments (2).  5 posts by 4 authors.

The pictures are not very clear, yet I think they belong to Achillea sp., were taken from Palace Hotel in Chail, H.P. Please identify, if possible…

Thanks a lot … for this feedback, I was not sure about the id, the pics are also not decisive..

The pictures are pretty clear, learning the family.

The images seem to be of Tanacetum dolichophyllum

The pictures and description matches with Tanacetum dolichophyllum  from the FOH by Polunin and Stainton.

Leaves pinnately cut. gray green. Other species of Tanacetum often have white wooly leaves.

Flower heads dense rounded with numerous yellow disc florets; no ray florets.

Inflorescence shortly branched.

Hairy involucral bracts with brown purple margin; pappus absent. (Not seen here)

Tanacetum dolichophyllum from Uttarakhand: Sep. 2014_DSR_9 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).

Tanacetum dolichophyllum (Kitam.) Kitam. (Asteraceae) photographed above Vedni Bugyal, Uttarakhand. It is an important medicinal plant.

A nice find … thanks for sharing..



Tanacetum dolichophyllum ?? en-route Dhel pass – GHNP – PKA44 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Seen this herb en-route Dhel pass at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 3400m.
Bot. name: Tanacetum dolichophyllum ?
Family: Asteraceae
Date/Time: 28-09-2014 / 11:20AM

Wonderful upload … !! I am yet to see all other posts of yours.

Yes it is Tanacetuim dolichophyllum

small aromatic shrub for identifaication : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
habit: shrub(aromatic), cultivated
place: kangra, HP
date: 10/8/2015

Looks like Tanacetum dolichophyllum




Tanacetum dolicophyllum ABSEP2016/03 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.

I found the first plant near a place called Ilaqa which is about an hour-hike from Triund and is situated at about 3100m. After sighting the first plant I kept on seeing them till 3400m beyond which I did not walk. The last photo of a cluster of them is taken at that altitude. Please correct me if I have made a mistake in the identification. I found out after returning that it is called ‘dhoop’ in Hindi and presume that this plant is used in making the resinous putty like black incense of the same name
Tanacetum dolicophyllumLong-leaved Tansy  
Above Triund, HP 3100m and above 03-04 September 2016

Superb presentation!!!

Yes, beautiful.



Annonated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal  The Plant List (Unresolved) 

Flowers of India  Encyclopedia of Life (Tanacetum dolichophyllum (Kitam.) Kitam.)

India Biodiversity Portal (Tanacetum dolichophyllum (Kitam.) Kitam.) 

JSTOR (Tanacetum longifolium Wall. ex DC. = Hippolytia dolichophylla (Kitam.) K.Bremer & Humphries

Medicinal Plants of Kashmir and Ladakh: Temperate and Cold Arid Himalaya By Maharaj Krishen Kaul (Tanacetum dolichophyllum (Kitam.) Kitam.- 1997)

ICIMOD   alpine garden society

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