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.
Requesting for verification: 11112010 ASP 02: Date/Time- 06.11.2010/ 10.00AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- TALAKAVERI, KODAGU, KARNATAKA, 4350 FT
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)
Really confusing. On further consideration, I think more closer to Anaphalis wightiana (GBIF) as per specimen one, two and three
Anaphalis FOR ID :: Attigundi Road :: 14 NOV 2016 :: DVDEC54 : 6 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Attigundi Road Karnataka
Date: 14 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1450 – 1600 m (4750 – 5250 ft) asl
Anaphalis ¿ species ? … (family: Asteraceae)
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 one, two
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 GBIF– one, two and three (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Biotik Kerala plants