Indian Subcontinent to China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou) and Vietnam, Jawa: Assam, China South-Central, India, Jawa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Wight’s Myriactis

Nepal’s MyriactisMyriactis nepalensis was shot from various places in Shimla..

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post atMyriactis nepalensis on eFI

Yes …, M. wightii

Thanks a lot … for the interesting discussion and id updation..
I will check my collection further for any clarification..


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Myriactis nepalensis from Kashmir and Manali-GS80 : Attachments (5). 1 post by 1 author.
Myriactis nepalensis, photographed from Manali and Kashmir

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

Yes …, clearly M. wightii


Manali- October, 2009; at Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand- approx 2,500 m- in early October; at Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand- approx 2,500 m- October’10;

TQ06-Dhanaulti – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Myriactis nepalensis from Manali – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Myriactis? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
These tiny flowers (about 1-2cm) are growing everywhere on the mountainsides. The central part is pale green, not as bright as that of a fleabane or a daisy (it belongs to the general daisy/aster/sunflower tribe). I take it to be Nepal Myriactis but please correct me if I am wrong.
Nepal Myriactis (Myriactis nepalensis)
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
About 1700m
17-18 September 2014.
Are there any common names for this in English? 

You are right

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

Myriactis nepalensis en-route Niharni – GHNP -PKA96 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Myriactis nepalensis (Family: Asteraceae) seen en-route Niharni at GHNP.

Yes, nice pics …

Yes … Very good photographs

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

Yes …, M. wightii


VoF Week :: DV :: 04 AUG 12 – 0959 :: aster herb along Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail:
4 AUG 12
Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail … about 7900 ft

Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: herb, about 70 – 80 cm high; flower about 10 – 12 mm across

I hope Myriactis wallichii

Yes …, This is Genus Myriactis. Since the plant is not very clear I cannot say which species but most probably it seems to be wallichii as … has stated.

Leaves don’t appear to agree well with Myriactus wallichii, at least in this one link
Also …  plant looks more slender. How about Myriactis nepalensis ?

I think matches with images at Myriactis nepalensis Less.

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

Yes …, M. wightii

Myriactis nepalensis Less. (provisionally accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Location: Surya Vinaayak, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Date: 11 November 2016
Nepali Name : थुके फूल  Thuke Phool

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI


Myriactis nepalensis Less.: 2 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude:  2567 m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

Clearly M. wightii, fewer series of longer ray florets.


Myriactis nepalensis Less.: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Mugu, Rara, West Nepal
Altitude: 2913m.
Date: 20 August 2021 
Habit : Wild

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI



Myriactis nepalensis Less.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Rara, Nepal
Altitude:  2949m.
Date: 21 August 2021 
Habit : Wild 

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

Again M. wightii


VOF Week: Myriactis wightii at VOF:
I think this one is Myriactis wightii (Family: Asteraceae) at VOF.

May be Myriactis javanica????

I think it matches with images at Myriactis nepalensis Less.

Taking it as Myriactis wightii as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

Agree with you


Myriactis nepalensis on eFI:

Actually all the images depicted on the eFI page for Myriactis nepalensis should be of Myriactis wightii. If you see the description of M. nepalensis on Flora of China, the ray florets are much smaller than the disk florets, and are in 8-10 series. The illustration on FOC page correctly depicts the species. The probable culprit for this confusion are the two images linked on the FOC page, which don’t agree with the illustration:
An image of Myriactis nepalensis from the book Flowers of the Se La by Magnus Lidén & Pankaj Bharali is attached here.

In that case my posts should be addition to nepal. Please have a look at my posts.

However, POWO and the GBIF show the distribution for Nepal !

Yes, Myriactis wightiiis already known from Nepal. Also, do have a look at the images of M. wightii at POWO:
There are images similar to the plants in your posts.

Can you please send me the link of any journal/documentation if you have the access ??

you may be right in some sense. The confusion is confounded by Flora of British India and unfortunately BSI Flora mostly copying it blindly and showing distribution of both varieties of M. wightii in Tamil Nadu, var, wightii in Sri Lanka also.
I think we may have several uploads of M. nepalensis from many parts of India. I am uploading specimens from Uttarakhand separately.

After thorough scrutiny, I agree with you.
Although the keys are correct, the distribution given is wrong in BSI Flora of India.
However, POWO gives the correct distribution.
Keys in Flora of China are also correct.

Please have a look at all my posts in efi and opine

As I still feel confused, let us see the detailed descriptions: 

 Myriactis nepalensis Lessing  Myriactis wightii Candolle in Wight
Flora of China Herbs, perennial, usually robust, 15-100 cm tall; rhizomes short, procumbent. Stems erect, often branched from middle or base, branches ascending, glabrous or sparsely villous. Leaves: basal and lower cauline winged petiolate, petiole to 10 cm, blade simple, large, ovate-elliptic, sometimes lobed or parted, lateral lobes 1- or 2(or 3)-paired, petiole base sheathing; mid cauline elliptic to ovate, 4-10 × 2.5-4.5 cm, margin coarsely serrate or crenate, base decurrent into broad, winged petioles (lower) or sessile (upper), petiole base or blade base ± auriculate-clasping; upper gradually smaller, sessile, elliptic, oblanceolate, or lanceolate, surfaces sparsely villosulous particularly on veins, more moderately so adaxially, base ± auriculate-clasping.
Capitula globose or hemispheric, 0.7-1.5 cm in diam., solitary or numerous in laxly corymbose-paniculiform synflorescences. Phyllaries 2- or 3-seriate, lanceolate, abaxially villosulous.
Ray florets 8- or more seriate, lamina orbicular or ovate, 0.6-0.8 mm, apex rounded or emarginate; disk floret limb broadly funnelform, 1.2-1.3 mm, villosulous, 4-lobed. Achenes straw-colored, 1.6-2.1 mm, faces sometimes 1-veined, apical collar viscid, dark. Fl. and fr. Apr-Nov.Forests, forest margins, thicket margins, slopes, wet areas on grassy-shrubby disturbed slopes, steep moist slopes, meadows, open and moist or humid areas along streamsides, ravines, roadsides; 700-3700 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam].
Herbs, annual, 20-90 cm tall. Stems erect, usually branched from middle, rarely proximally, or simple, subscapose, branches ascending or spreading, densely to sparsely villous or glabrate in lower part. Leaves often with axillary branches or fascicled; lower blade ovate, or sometimes lyrate-pinnatilobate, terminal lobe ovate; mid cauline petiole ± broadly winged, blade broadly to narrowly ovate, 5-8 × 3-6 cm, rarely lyrate-pinnatilobate, terminal lobe same shape as blade,

surfaces villous to strigose-villous or villous only along veins, base clasping or auriculate-clasping, margin deeply crenate or serrate or incised-serrate, entire in uppermost leaves or lateral lobes.
Capitula few or numerous in terminal, laxly corymbiform or paniculate-corymbiform and lateral, laxly racemiform synflorescences; peduncle 0.4-5 cm. Involucre hemispheric, ca. 1.2 cm in diam. (in fruit); phyllaries 2(or 3)-seriate, subequal, narrowly oblong to lanceolate, 3-4 mm, abaxially sparsely villous to glabrate, apex fimbriate-lacerate.
Ray florets 2-seriate, tube ca. 0.4 mm, glandular, lamina linear, 0.8-1 × 0.1-0.2 mm, apex obtuse, sometimes 2-lobed; disk florets tube cylindric, ca. 0.4 mm, limb campanulate, 0.8-1 mm, 5-lobed, glabrous or base of limb barely glandular. Achenes greenish to pale brown, 1.5-2.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Nov.

Forests on slopes, mixed forests, grasslands, streamsides; 1900-3600 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam].

BSI flora of India Herbs, glabrous, or hispid stems prominently ribbed. Leaves ovate or lanceolate, coarsely serrate 5 – 12.5 x 2 – 4 cm, sessile or subsessile.

Heads globose, ca 8 mm across, borne on short rigid peduncles, subpaniculate. Involucral bracts acute, reflexed. Ray florets ca 10-seriate. Disc florets few. Achenes ca 1 mm long, mucronate.

Herbs, erect, hirsute-pubescent or villous, (10-15) 60 – 90 cm high. Lower leaves ovate or lyrate, or obovate-spathulate, 2.5 – 10 cm, long petioled; upper obovate-oblong, entire or distantly serrate, auricled at base, sessile, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces.
Heads 6-8 mm across, long peduncled. Involucral bracts ca 4 mm long, acute or obtuse at apex, scarious at margin, pubescent. Ligule white at first, becoming purplish 2.5 – 3 mm long, linear, Disc florets yellow: ca 2 mm long. Achenes ca 2 mm long, shortly beaked, oblanceolate, glabrous.
Flora of British India as per IBIS Flora Less. ; DC. Prodr. v. 308 ; glabrous villous or hispid, leaves ovate or lanceolate coarsely serrate, heads subpaniculate, invol. bracts acute at length reflexed, achenes mucronate at the top not beaked. Clarke Comp. Ind. 38. M. Gmelini, DC. l. c. 309. M. oleosa and M. gracilis, Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. xx. 65 and 66. M. carnosa, Wall. Cat. 3219. Botryadenia Gmelini, Fisch, & Mey. Ind. Sem. ii. 30 ; Regel Sert. Petrop. t. 23. Lavenia dentata, Wall. Cat. 3216 A.
TEMPERATE HIMALAYA ; from Kashmir to Sikkim, alt. 5-10,000 ft. KHASIA MTS., alt. 4-6000 ft. —DISTRIB. Central Asia.A most variable weedy plant, of which I am quite unable to make satisfactory varieties ; indeed, as Bentham suggests, it may be only a form of Wightii. 
DC. in Wight Contrib. 10 ; Prodr. v. 308 ; pubescent or villous, leaves ovate or lyrate distantly serrate, upper lanceolate sessile, heads long-peduncled, invol. bracts acute villous, achenes shortly beaked. Wight Ic. t. 1091 ; Clarke Comp. Ind. 38. M. javanica, DC. l. c. ; Clarke l. c.

Nilgherry MTS. ; alt. 8000 ft. Ceylon ; central province, alt. 5-8000 ft.

A weed 2-3 ft. high ; stem rigid, branches divaricating. Leaves 1-4 in., petiole winged, upper auricled. Heads 1/3 in. diam., on long strict peduncles.

Truth is somewhere in between.


Myriactis wightii in FOI: 3 images.
Pink flowered images of Thingnam ji at Myriactis wightiiin FOI (attaching the images for more clarity) are more likely to be Myriactis wallichii as per keys in BSI Flora of India and FoC.
POWO mentions M.javanica as a syn. of M.wightii.
Pl. check.

I think it would be logical to place it under M. javanica, following BSI Flora and COL. Larger heads are very distinctive

I think ray florets are more closer to Myriactis wallichii in shape rather than those of M.wightii.

Or maybe the id is correct as in FOI.

M. wallichii would have shorter (less than 1 mm long) ray florets like M. nepalensis but only 2-4 series

ID Plz_RKC01_310511:
Loc.: On way to Churdhar, Himachal Pradesh (ca 1500m)
Date: August, 2010.

I am confused about it, but taking it as Myriactis nepalensis as per discussions in the post at Myriactis nepalensis on eFI for the time being.

M. wightii …, note fewer series of ray florets longer than 2 mm

Taking it as Myriactis nepalensis only as per further discussions in other posts

Keeping it as M. wightii only.


Is it Myriactis nepalensis: 3 images.

Am posting photos of what I think is Myriactis nepalensis.
Habitat: Edge of a lawn in Rawathpora, Srinagar.
Habit: Herb about 0.5 m high
Request confirmation of ID.

M. wightii as per our recent discussions


Myriactis wightii DC.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1711m.
Date: 08 October 2023
Habit : Wild
Can some members help in identifying the real ID of  the herbarium on Myriactis on the link


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