Subshrub with grey-tomentose stems; leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 10 cm long, densely tomentose on both surfaces, petiolate; flowerscreamish-white, in cymose clusters forming dense spikes; bracts shining, apex spiny, straight or hooked; tepals lanceolate; pseudostaminodes hairy along margin, apex fimbriate; utricle yellow.
 
Keys as per efi thread:
Leaves sparsely hairy above, membranous, spikes grey-brown, glistening …….C.capitata
Leaves tomentose above, thick, spikes pale yellow, not glistening………………..C.tomentosa
In western Himalaya only these species are found and common.    
 


 

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Cyathula tomentosa: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Cyathula tomentosa


Could you kindly indicate the place for records?


Yes Sir. This was from Shimla Near Summer Hill Chowk Road side


 

 

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Dalhousie wild flowers Al021211: One of the few December flowers…
Location Dalhousie
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 30-36 inches
Season November-December

Cyathula tomentosa
Cottony chaff flower
Family : Amaranthaceae
Observed in wide Himalayan region.

 

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Cyathula tomentosa from Chakrata-2011: This is Cyathula tomentosa (Roth) Moquin-Tandon, Prodro. 13(2): 327, 1849; Achyranthes tomentosa Roth, captured from Chakrata, in September 2011. Hope my Id is right.


Yes …  Another good set of photographs.

 

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Cyathula tomentosa (Roth) Moquin-Tandon in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 327. 1849.
Syn: Achyranthes tomentosa Roth,
Subshrub with grey-tomentose stems; leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 10 cm long, densely tomentose on both surfaces, petiolate; flowerscreamish-white, in cymose clusters forming dense spikes; bracts shining, apex spiny, straight or hooked; tepals lanceolate; pseudostaminodes hairy along margin, apex fimbriate; utricle yellow. 
Photographed from Manali and Chakrata


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HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID :: ARKDEC-01 : 3 posts by 2 authors.  Attachments (5)

Requesting to please provide ID of this shrub captured near Manali, HP in October 2014.


Either Cyathula capitata or Cyathula tomentosa (Amaranthaceae).


I think it resembles C. tomentosa. Thanks … for the ID…


 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: NS 018: Cyathula from Shimla: This one was shot from various locations in Shimla…


Cyathula capitata or C.tomentosa. In western Himalaya only these species are found and common.
Keys:
Leaves sparsely hairy above, membranous, spikes grey-brown, glistening …….C.capitata
Leaves tomentose above, thic, spikes pale yellow, not glistening………………..C.tomentosa


I think it should be Cyathula tomentosa (Roth) Moq. as per keys and details at Cyathula


 

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Id of Flower – ID11122019SH2 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)- around 600 kb each. 

Flower for id pl. Saw many birds feeding on these flowers.
Location -Mandal ( Uttarakhand)
Date – November 2019


It could be Cyathula tomentosa.


Looks good !


Thanks … never seen it in the ganges delta.
FOI has a page says is Himalayan,  no wonder i never really saw it around in our walks even in pastures etc. thanks … for showing this.
I particularly was impressed with the leaf venation both your case and FOI’s … pictures.


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