Acilepis divergens (Roxb.) H.Rob. & Skvarla, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 122(2): 140. 2009 140 2009 (Syn: Cacalia divergens Kuntze; Conyza divergens Wall. [Invalid]; Conyza lanceolata Wall. [Invalid]; Conyza multiflora Wall. [Invalid]; Eupatorium acuminatum D.Don; Eupatorium divergens Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Eupatorium polyanthemum Wall.; Eupatorium versicolor Wall. [Illegitimate]; Gymnanthemum divergens Sch.Bip. ex Walp.; Lysistemma divergens (Roxb.) Steetz; Lysistemma multiflorum Steetz; Vernonia divergens (DC.) Edgew.; Vernonia metziana Sch.Bip. ex Hook.f. [Invalid]; Vernonia multiflora Less.; Vernonia nilgherryensis DC.);
ver-NON-ee-uh — named for William Vernon, English botanistDave’s Botanary
div-VER-jens or dy-VER-jens — diverging (spreading) from a central pointDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: bandarMarathi: बंदर bandar
Native to: ¿ endemic to ? peninsular India
Flora of Davanagere District: Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (Description & Keys- indica, cinerea & divergens) Vernonia cinerea is now Cyanthillium cinereum


identification no 220712sn1:  Kindly Id this plant. My guess Vernonia divergens.

plant habit:Shrub?
height:5-6 ft.

Vernonia divergense. Compare the photographs/ ID by …:


ID22012012phk1:  Id Please.
Is it Pogostemon auricularius ?
Herb at Prabalgad,Maharashtra

Yesterday, i too was at Prabalgad. I came across a group while taking a traverse from Kalawantin towards Prabal. I am not sure if U were in that group..
W.r.t. this plant, i feel this is some Asteraceae sp. Check for Vernonia divergens?? This is just a guess..

Agree with …, indeed Vernonia divergens (family: Asteraceae), locally known as bundar … please validate if बंदर makes sense … always have wondered why such a name.


Vernonia divergens: Vernonia divergens
Marathi name:Bunder
Validate Please
At Kalsubai, Bhandardara
03 Feb,3013

Asteraceae Week (Part II – Discoid heads) :: Vernonia divergens at Ratangad :: 14 JAN 12 :: DV30 : 3 images. 2 posts by 2 authors.

Vernonia divergens (DC.) Edgew.
ver-NON-ee-uh — named for William Vernon, English botanistDave’s Botanary
div-VER-jens or dy-VER-jens — diverging (spreading) from a central pointDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: bandarMarathi: बंदर bandar
Native to: ¿ endemic to ? peninsular India
References: Flowers of IndiaFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar

at Ratangad on 14 JAN 12 


Vernonia divergens” Photographed on the way to Chakdeo fort in Maharashtra.

Vernonia divergens—for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).

Pic of Bandar, taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in jan13


Vasota :: Vernonia divergens :: DVFEB06/06 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.

Vasota (part of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary)Maharashtra

Date: 01 FEB 2015 Altitude: about 750 m asl

Vernonia divergens (DC.) Edgew. (family: Asteraceae)


Asteraceae for id 040410MK1 : Attachments (1).  20 posts by 12 authors.

Please help to identify this Asteraceae member. I have seen this in a dry scrub forest at an altitude of 1000 – 1100 msl. I could not take good photographs of it.

Date/Time- 24-02-2010 / 04:00 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Satyamangalam; 1000 msl; TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- rocky dry location
Plant Habit- tall shrub;
Height/Length- Up to 2.5metre
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Leaves elliptic-obovate; up to 6cm long, little scabrous
Inflorescence Type/ Size- pale violet colored; Terminal heads of umbel; 5-8cm long
May be Pluchea lanceolata
I also hope this plant is Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) C. B. Clarke ……………
I wish to differ from Pluchea lanceolata on account of following-
1. It is not an undershrub, instead it is 2.5 tall shrub
2. Leaves are not sessile and oblong, they are petiolate and elliptic
The plant is recorded to the north of gangetic plains.
I feel that the plant is Vernonia divergens Edgew.
Mind the other characters of V.devergens i.e. Leaves in the upper branches, flowering twigs small….heads in much brached penicled corymbs….verify please
Not Pluchea lanceolata for sure, the leaves are much broader than that. I am uploading my specimens of Pluchea lanceolata.
I think it is Vernonia sp.
Not Pluchea lanceolata, because we have confirm specimen of said species.

It must be member of Vernonia?

can be Phuclea, NOT P. lanceolata. teh branches and leaves are similar to Pluchea.
it may be pluchea odorata

You seem to have got the correct identity

It does appear like Pluchea odorata.

Just a point of observation..Original photograph – leaves have short petiole. Herbarium specimen shows longer petiole.

Inflorescence in photograph looks axillary as well as terminal, while in the herbarium sheet – it looks terminal.

plz check this as Chromolaena odorata.

Acilepis saligna (DC.) H.Rob. ??

Is it Stevia ? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Location : Hmuntha, Mizoram. Altitude : ca.1,250 m. Date : 29-11-2011. Hbitat : Abandoned jhum.

Vernonia sp

Vernonia – some species in India & eFI with some keys

Has it been identified ?

If not, may I request you to pl. post a high resolution image?

Sorry !! Not available sir

No Stevia. Vernonia sp.

This is Acilepis divergens as per images and details herein and as per keys in another thread