Common name: Veined-Leaf Inula


Aster sp. from Himachal for ID_KL_19102011:
Sending these pictures on behalf of … from Himachal Pradesh who works at PWD and has keen interest and expertise on the flora of Himachal Pradesh. I’ve also invited him to join eFlora.
He has asked me to get the ID validated from eFlora guessing it to be as Aster peduncularis.
Locality: Himachal Pradesh (1500-2000m)
Flowering time: September-October.
Please validate.

Frankly Aster and Erigeron in Western Himalayas are two genera which show a lot of variability and to me appear a difficult group. I have still not been able to place my specimens with confidence, but yes the above plants looks to be sharing two important characters of peduncularis winged petioles and leafy outer phyllaries. I have seen several populations like this elsewhere with purely white heads.

After going through the photographs of Aster asperulus and paper kindly supplied by … in which Aster peduncularis was discussed, I think this is not A. peduncularis in which ligules are blue-purple and much longer and narrower, and petiole very distinctly winged. This seems to be some different plant.

This plant stands identified as Inula nervosa and confirmation made from the herbarium of FRI Dehradun and a paper of this plant as a new to Himachal Pradesh is publishing from Sikkim With DR. Pandey who is working to Inula to BSi. And also on the site Flowers of India. Thanks for put it on the site of Eflora of India.

Thanks … for finally getting the identity of this plant resolved. Although white ligules are unusual for the genus Inula (but usual for I. nervosa), the involucre bracts I realise now are distinctive of Inula.


Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate Heads: Aster 2 for id from Gori Valley- NS 91: Attachments (5). 4 posts by 2 authors.
This species was also recorded at many places in the valley.. looks distinct in clearly glossy leaves and prominent veins... id please..

May be inula nervosa.

Thanks … for this help..


Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate Heads: Aster 1 for id from Gori Valley- NS 90 : Attachments (8). 5 posts by 3 authors.
This one was very common in moist shady places near Munsiyari-Shilling area in the valley.. id help requested..

looks like Inula nervosa


unknown asteraceae : 5 posts by 4 authors. 1 image.
Nepal – Janakpur (NP)
Underway from Gumdel to Kyama in Number valley at about 2400m
Along the path
Plant looks like a small shrub with a flower at the end of a branch

I remember posting same/similar plant from Gori Valley, on which a response was received from …, who told it may be Inula nervosa.. but id was not resolved..
Here is the link:

Looks matching !
Please post images through attachment as it is inconvenient to look at the images properly.


An Aster I think but cannot find the ID. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Phulchowki Nepal above 2,700m.

Duhaldea nervosa (Wall. ex DC.) A. A. Anderberg
Syn: Inula nervosa Wall.

Doubtful ID. Image does not match with the web photos.

Flowers of India

I agree with … for Duhaldea nervosa (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb. as per comparative images at Duhaldea


SK 3040 13 October 2021: 9 very high res. images.

Location: Jumla, Nepal
Altitude:  2561m.
Date: 18 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Aster ageratoides var. alatopetiolatus (Kitam.) Kitam. ??

Does not appear to be Aster as per comparative images herein.
I think it Duhaldea nervosa (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb., as per images and details herein.


Duhaldea nervosa (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb: 4 high res. images.

Location: Dunai, Dolpa, Nepal
Altitude:  2200m.
Date: 17 June 1022
Habit : Wild 


Duhaldea nervosa (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Godam, Chandragiri, Lalitpur
Date: 16 September 2022
Altitude: 2248m.
Habitat : Wild
Image quality not good !


Duhaldea nervosa (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb.: 9 high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 26 August 2023
Altitude: 2700 m.
Habitat : Wild



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