Ainsliaea aptera DC., 14 1838.;

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Perennial herb producing leafless spikes in March-May, with white to pinkish drooping heads; Leaves appearing later, broadly triangular to orbicular-cordate on up to 10 cm long petioles. 
 
 

Ainsliaea aptera from Kashmir (14/06/2011 NSJ-03) : Ainsliaea aptera from Kashmir. Please validate. Only one photo without leaves is available.


Yes.. Wish you had uploaded leaves also 


 

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Ainsliaea aptera DC.
Perennial herb producing leafless spikes in March-May, with white to pinkish drooping heads; Leaves appearing later, broadly triangular to orbicular-cordate on up to 10 cm long petioles.
Photographed from Nainital.


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Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate heads: Ainslaea aptera from Chakrata-NS1 : Attachments (10). 3 posts by 2 authors.

This one was shot from Chakrata area, Ainslaea aptera….


 

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ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate Heads: Aisliaea aptera from Uttarakhand_DSR_1 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Aisliaea DC. genus is represented in India by three species (A.angustifolia, A.aptera and A.latifolia)
A. aptera DC. is the most common species found in the Himalaya.
It blooms in early summer to midsummer inside forests with bright flower heads. Leaves usually appear after flowering.
Here photographed at Governor’s House Naini Tal.


Very nice close-up. Clear and nice photographs. Ligulate florets look great. I think you have missed an ‘N’ in the genus spelling inadvertently.
It should be Ainsliaea aptera.


 

Habit: A small herb, leaves were absent at the time of photograph

Habitat: Hilly track at the height of 2200m abs
Location: Kufri (Shimla,HP)
Date: April 2016


Ainslaea sp.


Ainsliaea aptera, though leaves would decide finally (wingless petiole, stem leaves prominent, lower cordate upper cuneate, (winged with all basal leaves, cuneate, cauline highly reduced in A. latifolia).


 

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Ainsliaea aptera AT MAR 2017/18: 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Ainsliaea aptera
Wingless Ainsliaea
Shimla
Feb. 2017


Thanks for beautiful close up images. 


 

 
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