Sheep’s Ear; गठिहारे Gaaitihaare ;
Flower heads usually with both yellow ray florets and yellow disc florets;involucral bracts in many rows, green leafy. Fruit angled. Pappus hair simple.


Kalatope id Al041111: An overhanging shrub on the roadside in Kalatope …

Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit Shrub
Habitat wild, Roadsides
Height 3-4 feet
Season October

I hope Inula cappa

Will check the underside of the leaves too … just to be sure..

Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate Heads: Inula cappa from Morni Hills and Gori Valley- NS 72 : Attachments (7). 7 posts by 4 authors.
This one was shot from Morni Hills, Haryana and Gori Valley, Uttrakhand.. I hope this one is Inula cappa….. please validate/correct…

All the features of Inula seen here.
Flower heads usually with both yellow ray florets and yellow disc florets; involucral bracts in many rows, green leafy. Fruit angled. Pappus hair simple.
I also think this is Inula cappa as you have rightly mentioned.

Find one more picture from Gori valley..


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads- Gochnatia spectabilis from Chakauri pl. validate-GS27 : Attachments (2).  7 posts by 4 authors.

This unique shrub to small tree eber of Asteraceae from Chakauri in Uttarkhand was lying unidentified for a long. 
Thanks … i for uploading Gochnatia spectabilis (D.Don) Less. (=Leucomeris spectabilis D.Don). 
I hope it is the same in fruiting stage. Pl. validate.

I have doubts Sir.
Branches are thicker, leaves entire in G.spectabilis.

I would have gone for Inula cappa

It is sure Inula Cappa and Iam agree with …

Thanks a lot …

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate heads (plus misc.): 110713 ARK-10 : Inula cappa from Almora, Uttarakhand – November 2012 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Attached are pictures of Inula cappa captured at Almora, Uttarakhand in November 2012.
Requested to please confirm ID

Yes, to me your id seems okay, should be Inula cappa

Thank you … for ID confirmation….
Intersestingly, Inula cappa on the plantlist.org is an unresolved name.


Weed/ABOCT07 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
I found this plant with yellow flowers growing here at about 1800m. Please help with ID.

Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
01 October 14 

are those berries or buds?

forgot to ask: the leaves sort of wooly?
if they were then its most likely Solanum mauritianum,
a pesky wide ranging weed.
I am surprised it went up that far up, and in that cold.
all that if my surmise is correct.
lets see what experts think
In the mean time a close of the berry bunch will be great, if you have one.

Thank you … I photographed it with a tele-lens as it was on a precarious slope. I am including a crop here which is of a fairly decent quality. If this doesn’t help, I’ll walk over to it this afternoon and get more details if I can. I haven’t yet seen another specimen.

but its slope be careful
no need to be a hero for sake of a weed

It is certain that it belongs to Asteraceae family.
May be some Senecio.

Asteraceae indeed… This is most likely Inula cappa

Please check the link for Duhaldea cappa (Asteraceae) in eFI:

Plant for ID/ABDEC11 : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I had posted this plant here a few weeks ago. Now I have more details. As far as I have seen these flower pods never open further than this. The leaves are furry underneath and are very attractive with their white toothed edges. This plant is spread on a flat rock. Please advise.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
04 December 2014 

… had diagnosed it as Duhaldea cappa (Asteraceae) and it was your oct submission [efloraofindia:202625] Weed/ABOCT07

apparently also found in Bhutan and they show a picture …

My apologies. I somehow missed … reply. Thank you very much for pointing me to it. And thank you …
I followed the link and it does match the one we have here.

Location: Pilot Baba Ashram, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude:  5500 ft.
Date: 26 September 2016

Thanks, … I think matches with images at Duhaldea cappa (new name)

Catalogue of Life

Pl. see more details of recent publication in EFI page.


Duhaldea cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Pruski & Anderberg : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Chautara, Nepal  
Date: 16 December 2017
Altitude: 5600 ft.

Syn: Inula cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) DC.



Duhaldea cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Pruski & Anderberg : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 650 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 19 November 2018
Altitude: 2000 m.
Habit : Wild


I’d requested for this plant from Rajouri jandk: 2 images.
Location: Rajouri, jandk

Date: 31/10/2021

Duhaldea cappa (buch.-ham. ex d. don) pruski & anderb.

Yes formerly known as Inula cappa


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