Synotis alata (Wall. ex Wall.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen, Kew Bull. 39(2): 306 (1984): 306 1984. (Syn: Cacalia thyrsoidea Spreng. ex DC.; Senecio alatus Wall.; Senecio alatus var. oligocephalus Y.L.Chen & K.Y.Pan; Senecio cymatocrepis Diels);

VOF Week: Composite for id from the valley: This was shot from way to the valley…my guess is some Senecio… hope to get id

I this it is Synotis alata (Wall. ex Wall.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen.


Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb42 for Id- JM:  Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).

I suspect this may be the autumn form of Ainsliaea aptera when flower heads don’t open and produce seeds directly.

possibility of Adenocaulon himalaicum

I hope it is Senecio alatus.

Ainsliaea latifolia (as the petioles are winged. In aptera, the specific epithet suggests wingless form)

Thanks, …, But it appears totally different from the specimen of Ainsliaea latifolia

Synotis alata (Wall. ex Wall.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen as identified by … in this thread & … as per thread

Last time i have had already identified it is Synotis alata only

Vof Week: 13092012 BS-2 Large Herb for id from Valley:

Large Herb for id from Valley

No opened flowers were there

Some Senecio??

This appears to be same as in the thread

Synotis alata (Wall. ex Wall.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen as identified by … in my post & … as per thread


Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate Heads: Perhaps a Senecio sp. from VOF- NS 82 : Attachments (3).  2 posts by 1 author.

Please help to identify this member of Asteraceae which was shot from Valley of Flowers, Uttrakhand…

Early response to this taxon- Synotis alata.. by …


Herb from chopta (Tungnath) Uthrakand : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Herb from Chopta (Tungnath) Uthrakand around 2700m altitude

I have photographed it in Valley of flowers and got the id with great difficulty. But unable to recall now this asteraceae member.
Just now got it as
Herb for ID Phulchowki : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 2 to 5 mb each.

I have several photos of this plant. It did not have open flowers so I hope it can still be identified by your experts.

Synotis alata (Wall. ex DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen !
Synotis alata (Wall. ex DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen : 6 posts by 1 author. 6 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2700m.
Habitat  : Wild

Syn : Senecio alatus Wall.



Asteraceae Sp. for ID…en-route Chodwar Camping Site- GHNP- PKA34 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Seen this herb en-route Chodwar Camping Site at GHNP at an altitude of approx 3100m.
Date/Time: 25-09-2014 / 02:30PM
Requesting ID..

Must be a species in Senecio genus.

Senecio– species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)

Synotis rufinervis Syn: Senecio rufinervis ?. CONFIRM.

it may be Ainsliaea aptera.

Certainly not Ainsliaea aptera.

Please check in eFI page Synotis rufinervis.

Thanks, …, for the clue. I think it’s Synotis alata

Yes … it is Synotis alata (=Senecio alatus).

On rechecking, I think it’s not matching with images at Synotis alata

Synotis alata (Wall. ex DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen is correct ID !





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