Tricholepis amplexicaulis C.B.Clarke (Images by Dinesh Valke, Prashant Ambedkar (Id by Neil Soares), Pravin Kawale, Satish Phadke, Prashant Awale  (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Tricholepis chaetolepis (Boiss.) Wendelbo (India (NW-Himalaya), Pakistan (Chitral), Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit), Afghanistan (Kabul, Nangarhar) as per Catalogue of life)

Tricholepis elongata DC. (Images by Ritu Sharma (Id by Gurcharan Singh & Vaneet Jishtu) & Nidhan Singh (Id by Gurcharan Singh & Anil Thakur) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 



Tricholepis glaberrima DC. (Images by Dinesh Valke, Anurag N Sharma (Id by Dinesh Valke), Shubhada Nikharge (Id by Shrikant Ingalhalikar) & Mohina Macker (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 


Tricholepis karensium Kurz (W. Himalaya, China (Yunnan) to N. Ind-China: China South-Central, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO)

Tricholepis radicans (Roxb.) DC. (Images by Anurag N Sharma (Id by Satish Phadke & Bhaskar Veeralinga), P. SanthanSatish Phadke (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 



Tricholepis species in India:
  1. Tricholepis amplexicaulis C.B.Clarke
  2. T. anustifolia DC.
  3. T. chaetolepis (Boiss.) Rech.f.
  4. T. elongata DC.
  5. T. furcata DC.
  6. T. glaberrima DC.
  7. T. karensium Kurz
  8. T. montana Dalzell & A.Gibson
  9. T. nakaoi Kitam.
  10. T. radicans (Roxb.) DC.
  11. T. roylei Hook.f.
  12. T.raghavendrae Saklani & L.B.Chaudhary (syn. of Klasea pallida (DC.) Holub as per Link)
  13. T. stewartei C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f.
  14. T.stictophyllum C.B.Clarke
  15. T. tibetica Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke
1. Karthikeyan, S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons, vol-I (Acanthaceae- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 289-290.

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
(Roxb.) DC.
Herb Foothills,
Fallow Fields , Dry Localities
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Dharmapuri, Kancheepuram, Salem


Botanical name Family Common name
Tricholepis amplexicaulis Asteraceae Dahan
Tricholepis glaberrima Asteraceae Smooth Tricholepis
Tricholepis radicans Asteraceae Lahan




Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys


The Flora of British India, Volume 3 By Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1882)- Details-


An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-



Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (2007)- Details-


Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details-
Tricholepis radicans


Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2004)- Details- p. 304-
Tricholepis radicans

Biodiversity in India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (2003)- p. 42-


Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana (2006)- Details-
Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. Nayar Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science252 pages
Tricholepis angustifolia DC., vulnerable; Shimoga S. Kanara Cannanore Travancore in southern W. Ghats; herb; southern W. Ghats.
Tricholepis nakaoi Kitam. : Herb; Kashmir Himalaya.
Tricholepis radicans, herb; W. Ghats and southern E. Ghats; Deccan region. ………….
Tricholepis stewartei C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f.: Herb; Kashmir Himalaya and adjacent Pakistan Himalaya.


Floristic Diversity and Conservation Strategies in India: Angiosperms (selested groups) and ethnobotany by

V. Mudgal, P. K. Hajra –Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, 2001-
Tricholepis elongata DC. N.W. Himalaya
Tricholepis glaberrima Western Ghats, Madhya Pradesh, ……………….


I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Tricholepis (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

I have compiled and added list of Indian species.

Thanks a lot, … Pl. also see Download – IAAT (Klasea pallida (DC.) Holub as accepted name & Serratula pallida DC. as syn.- Tricholepis raghavendrae Saklani & L.B. Chaudhary is conspecific with Serratula pallida DC., which is currently treated under Klasea Cass.)


Pl. go through Tricholepis page (Asteraceae (Compositae)) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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