Pseudelephantopus spicatus (B. Juss. ex Aubl.) C. F. Baker, Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 12:55. 1902 (Syn: (≡) Elephantopus spicatus B. Juss. ex Aubl. (basionym));




herb Hooghly 19-12-12 sk3: Found this roadside herb in rural area.



Attachments (8).  7 posts by 4 authors.
This is a wild herb on roadside, rather common, and searched & found the id while i posted this for the first time about name of this species –


You are expert in discovering and sharing so many different plants not shared earlier on the group. Keep it up. Very good find. I know only Elephantopus scaber from Western ghats. Interesing to another species from the genus.

I could not find it in Bengal Plants and F. B. I., but a college text book informs this is a common weed, here.

I agree with … We are all the richer for your being here, and your persistence, and ultimately we may even end applauding your scholarship…



Pseudelephantopus spicatus (Jussieu ex Aublet) C. F. Baker from Assam: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9).

Attached images are Pseudelephantopus spicatus (Jussieu ex Aublet) C. F. Baker.
Date :12.11.2012;08.12.2013;15.12.2013
Location: Kamrup district
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : Pseudelephantopus spicatus (Jussieu ex Aublet) C. F. Baker
Habitat: Grows wild on open space along road side.
Habit :Tough herb 



Herb ID from Bangladesh SM060 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1 + 2).
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild
Location: Dhaka City

Did you note the basal leaves? Please check efi site




Herb ID from Bangladesh SM109 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild

Location: Dhaka

Slightly like Gynura

Early stage of Pseudelephantopus spicatus (B. Juss. ex Aubl.) C. F. Baker.

Thanks … Yes it is

I have attached here one of my paper on Pseudelephantopus spicatus (B. Juss. ex Aubl.) C. F. Baker. recently published in Journal Pleione on July2014. It will help you in ID the plant.
Attachments (1)- 30_Karuna_K_Das_final (Pseudelephantopus spicatus).pdf

Thank you very much Sir.




ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: UD sp. of asteraceae from Kamrup district(Metro), Assam_KD_5 : Attachments (6).  4 posts by 3 authors.

Attached images are unknown (to me) sp. of Asteraceae. I had found following features of the head and flower(floret) of the sp. My earlier post was!topic/indiantreepix/p4sH6exaxwQ . Please ID the sp.
Location: Dist-Kamrup(Metro)
Habitat: Grows wild on road side
Habit :shrub
Family Asteraceae
Capitulum : Discoid(Homogamous), 1.8cm, number of florets 4
Flower : Small, 1.5 cm, white in colour
Calyx : sepals 5, hairy, tip of the two sepal long & bent
Gynoecium : Carpel 2, 1.6cm, hairy.
Fruits :not seen

If this herb is somewhat rigid it can be Elephantopus spicatus.

efi page on Pseudelephantopus spicatus (syn. Elephantopus spicatus)

It is Pseudoelephantopus spicatus (Confirmed). 



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *