Anaphalis wightiana (DC.) DC., Prodr. 6: 273 (1838) (syn Gnaphalium wightianum DC.);
India (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala) as per CoL;

Branched herb from a stout base; indumentum cottony; branches several, ascending. Leaves linear-spathulate, to 5 x 0.6 cm, crispately scabrous above, cottony and glaucous below, 1-nerved, base narrow, semi-amplexicaul, margin recurved, apically rounded, hardly scented. Cymes 3 cm wide, terminal, compact; peduncle to 5 cm. Capitula pink, 6 mm wide; stalk 3 mm; receptacle 2 mm wide. Phyllaries pink; outer ones ovate-oblong, 3.5 mm, apex acute; inner ones oblong-(ob)lanceolate, 4.5 mm, apex obtuse. Pappus 10-15, 2.5 mm long. Bisexual florets 10-15 in 2-or 3-series. Corolla-tube 2.5 mm; lobes 5. Stamens 5. Style 2.5 mm, included. Pistillate florets 50-70 in 5-or 6-series. Corolla-tube 2.5 mm; teeth 5. Style 2 mm, (sub) exserted or included. Achene 1 mm, papillose.
Flowering and fruiting: September-June
Along stream banks and grasslands
Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)


Images by A. Shivaprakash (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)



Requesting for verification: 11112010 ASP 02: Date/Time- 06.11.2010/ 10.00AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- TALAKAVERI, KODAGU, KARNATAKA, 4350 FT
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  HERB

Did not find distribution in Karnataka.

Any possibility of Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. ?? However could not find distribution in KT.

Appears close to images at Anaphalis contorta (D.Don) Hook.f., but I do not find any distribution in the area.

On examining specimens of four species in GBIF, of Anaphalis showing distribution in the area as per Flora of Peninsular India, I think it close to Anaphalis lawii (GBIF)

Looks different from others i.e. Anaphalis subdecurrens (GBIF), Anaphalis wightiana (GBIF) and Anaphalis marcescens (GBIF)



Attigundi Road Karnataka
Date: 14 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1450 – 1600 m (4750 – 5250 ft) asl
Anaphalis ¿ species ? … (family: Asteraceae)

Dear friends,
Please help with the species if the photos give relevant clues.

Pl. Check comparative images at EFI.

I think it does not match with any species as per comparative images at Anaphalis 

…, please check with Anaphalis bournei.

Thanks very much, …

I have a strong feeling that it must be Anaphalis lawii (Hook.f.) Gamble
References: Herbarium JCB, FoI, eFI,

I think this is more closer to Anaphalis wightiana as per details herein and as per GBIF specimens onetwo

rather than Anaphalis lawii (Hook.f.) Gamble as per images at Anaphalis sp-3 for ID- 27022014-PKA-Feb59 

Thanks … for the possible ID.


References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GCC  IPNI  GBIFonetwo and three (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Biotik  Kerala plants

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