VOF Week 280812_DS_04: Bright yellow colour always attracts – these small flower spikes noticed on the way to VOF, 14 August’12.
Again requesting for id.

I hope Ligularia fischeri
Perhaps first upload of this from VOF trip.

Yes Ligularia fischeri just that key says flowers drooping but here it doesnt seem so. I assume that is not a key character.

I have seen this plant. Will upload mine when I get to my main VoF photos.

VOF Week: Ligularia fischeri at VOF: 6 images.
Ligularia fischeri (Family: Asteraceae) from VOF.
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 07:30AM

Yes … Very good photographs.


Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) ::Ligularia fischeri at VOF :: PKA22:: : Attachments (6). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Ligularia fischeri (Family: Asteraceae) from VOF.
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 07:30AM

Nice pictures with true representation of habitat of this plant.


VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 – 0906 :: ¿ Ligularia fischeri ? at Valley of Flowers: 2
AUG 12

Valley of Flowersabout 11300 ft
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: large-leaved herb, about 60 – 80 cm high; flower about 2 – 3 cm across (not sure)
… requesting validation for Ligularia fischeri – the ray floret here seem to be narrow compared to those

Yes, i think U R right, Ligularia fischeri.

VoF week: Senecio jacquemontianus from valley: 5 images.
Senecio jacquemontianus from valley
Common plant in the way to valley

Would be interesting to resolve whether it is Senecio jacquemontianus (now Ligularia jacquemontiana) or Senecio ligularia (now correctly Ligularia fischeri…..I have identified thus in … post). I could not find differences in literature. Former is reported from Kashmir only, latter from W, Himalayas.

May be due this confusion it is not there in Keshava Murty Book. After many observations i also reached on the conclusion that this is Ligularia fischeri as leaves are longer in S jacquemontianus. Pics of this are there in Flowers of Himalaya (Plate 66)
Thanks Sir for throwing light on matter

I too will go for Ligularia fischeri.


Ligularia fischeri from Paddar valley J&K:
Botanical name: Ligularia fischeri

Family: Compositae
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Date: 2nd August 2011
Altitude: 3400 meters asl

Yes … formerly known as Senecio ligularia


This is to share with you this herb recorded from VOF and around… I hope this should be Ligularia fischeri….

SK878 24 NOV-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Dangsing, Kaski, Nepal
Altitude:9600 ft.
Date: 18 November 2017
Image Credit : Swastika Kasaju

Ligularia fischeri ?

Thank you …! Ligularia fischeri (Ledeb.) Turcz.


Vof Week : Ligularia fischeri MN-280812:

Ligularia fischeri

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand



SK1927 19 May 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) – around 750 kb each.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 2603 m.
Date: 8 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Ligularia fischeri Turcz. ??

May be as per images at Ligularia fischeri (Ledeb.) Turcz.

3 July 2019.
Attachments (2) – around 550 kb each.


Please help to identify it : 11 posts by 4 authors. 3 images- 2, 3 & 7 mb.
I have collected this plant species from the upper reaches of Kashmir Himalaya. Please help me to identify the same. I think it’s Ligularia fisheri, but i want your suggestions.

Looks good!

But I am having doubts as per images at Ligularia fischeri (Ledeb.) Turcz. 
What are the species reported from your area?

Thank you for your response.
I checked the literature but i didn’t found anything related to it. I also tried to get some clues from expert, they landed on Ligularia fischeri.

Do you have other images ?
If so, pl. post as details are not clear.
I have not found such dense inflorescence in Ligularia fischeri (Ledebour) Turczaninow as per GBIF.
I found following species being found in Kashmir but did not find a match as per GBIF:

Thank you … Here are some of the images of this plant.
Attachments (2) – 2 & 3 mb.

Thanks, … These images give a better idea.

Of the three species reported from Kashmir both L. amplexicaulis and L. thomsoni have corymbose inflorescence axis, single ray floret in a head in L. thomsonii, S. amplexicaulis with few ray florets. L. fisheri with heads in elongated racemose axis, few ray florets and some pendant heads seems to fit well.


SK 3068 22 October 2021: 9 very high res. images.
Location: Jumla, Nepal
Altitude:  2481m.
Date: 18 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Ligularia fischeri (Ledeb.) Turcz. ??

Yes, it appears close to images at Ligularia fischeri (Ledeb.) Turcz.


Ligularia fischeri (Ledeb.) Turcz.: 12 high res. images.

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

Nepali Name : आँखे फूल Aankhe Phool