Gochnatia spectabilis (D.Don) Less., Linnaea 5 261 1830. (Syn: Eupatorium spectabile (D.Don) Spreng.; Leucomeris spectabilis D.Don (Unresolved));

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A large shrub or small tree, with white corky bark, branches stout, grooved. Leaves shortly petioled, 10-35 cm long, elliptic or elliptic lanceolate, coriaceous, glabrous above, densely white-tomentose beneath, petioles dilated at base. Heads 2-2.5 cm long, in large, bracteolate, tomentose corymbs. Involucral bracts nearly flat, inner linear-lanceolate, acute, outer shorter. Corolla white. Achenes slender, 0.4-0.6 cm, densely silky. Pappus 1.2 cm long, rigid, pale yellow.   
 
This is the only tree (though a small one) of Asteraceae family reported from our nearby areas. This is most probably Leucomeris spectabilis D. Don, Prodr. 170, 1825; Kanjilal, For. Flora 302.
A large shrub or small tree, with white corky bark, branches stout, grooved. Leaves shortly petioled, 10-35 cm long, elliptic or elliptic lanceolate, coriaceous, glabrous above, densely white-tomentose beneath, petioles dilated at base. Heads 2-2.5 cm long, in large, bracteolate, tomentose corymbs. Involucral bracts nearly flat, inner linear-lanceolate, acute, outer shorter. Corolla white. Achenes slender, 0.4-0.6 cm, densely silky. Pappus 1.2 cm long, rigid, pale yellow.
This tree flowers during March-May but we missed the flowering this time. Shot from Dakpathar-Bairatkhai road, May 2012. I hope the identification is correct. Kindly validate/rectify the identification….

I am agree with Leucomeris spectabilis


I think we had clicked it while on trip to Naininital-Almora-kausani, it was growing along roadsides in Chakauri. I am attaching same for confirmation.


Thanks … for validation, the plant uploaded by … also looks to be same….


 

 

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Gochnatia spectabilis (D.Don) Less. (=Leucomeris spectabilis D.Don) represent tree habit in otherwise herbaceous family Asteraceae.
It is a small tree reaching up to 3m with stem diameter reaching to 6 inches (as I have seen).
It is restricted to Central and Western Himalaya only reaching to 2000m altitude.
Unfortunately, I do not have pictures to clearly show tree habit but hope to get soon in this season.
Here photographed near Naini Tal, Uttarakhand


Thanks for this upload. I think we got it at Chakauri while on visit to Nainital, Ranikhet and Almora. I will upload for validation. 

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This small tree was shot from Dakpathar-Chakrata Route, I hope this one is correctly identified as Leucomeris spectabilis, a tree member from Asteraceae.. the flowering period was over.. hope to find the heads with flowers any next time..


Gochnatia spectabilis as uploaded by …


Yesterday (10.6.13) I was at Patwadangar area near Naini Tal where I saw it but due to bad weather failed to photograph it. Nowadays it is in fruiting stage as in your pics.


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Tree For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 030614 : AK-1 :  5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments(5).

Tree seen on the mountain slope in the Corbett area in May, 2014.

A medium sized tree with white flowers.
Id please.


Gochnatia spectabilis (D.Don) Less.
An exceptional tree in otherwise herbaceous family Asteraceae
efi thread


We don’t have any Asteraceae tree in Bangladesh. happy to see.


Thanks a lot for the prompt id.
I had taken a picture of the entire tree, will post it.


Here is a picture of the entire tree, very unusual to know it is from Asteraceae family.


 

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Gochnatia spectabilis from Uttrakhand:: NS June 14 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

This shrub/small tree was shot from Chakrata-Bairatkhai Road, Uttrakhand in April 2014.. I could not see proper flowering stage… prior to this, I saw this in post-flowering stage, this time, the flowers were yet to open..
I hope this should be Gochnatia spectabilis …Asteraceae
Please validate/correct..


Yes it is Gochnatia spectabilis (Asteraceae).


 

PM1 08-06-2018 Leucomeris spectabilis : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
presenting few images of Leucomeris spectabilis, Asteraceae.
A small tree of 3-4m. First time i saw a tree that belongs to Asteraceae. It was found growing in a rock on the way to Mussoorie ~1500m asl. 
Date-18/3/2018

Gochnatia spectabilis now. Found in shivalik and lower hills of the Himalaya.

Please also see in efi

  

 

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PM1 08-06-2018 Leucomeris spectabilis : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
presenting few images of Leucomeris spectabilis, Asteraceae. A small tree of 3-4m. First time i saw a tree that belongs to Asteraceae. It was found growing in a rock on the way to Mussoorie ~1500m asl. 
Date-18/3/2018


Gochnatia spectabilis now. Found in shivalik and lower hills of the Himalaya.

Please also see in eFI.

Yes, not a common tree in the area..nice images 


 
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