Asteraceae Week (Part II – Discoid heads) :: FOR ID ¿ Phyllocephalum scabridum ? near Koraigad :: 15 OCT 10 :: DV43 : 3 images. 6 posts by 3 authors.
¿ Phyllocephalum scabridum ? (DC.) K.Kirkman
Place, Altitude: near Koraigad, Lonavala (about 2000 ft asl)
Date, Time: 15 OCT 10 03:39pm
Habitat: wild, scrub forest along roadside
Habit: herb, about 1.5 – 2 m, flower-head about 15 – 20 mm across.
… the number of (bract-like) leaves beneath the flower-head is less compared to those in my earlier post, Another what looks like a difference to me is the many-branching of stem at the top. Would this be some species other than scabridum OR would this be some genus other than Phyllocephalum ?
I think it’s the same species as the other post. I have sometimes noticed the flowers are sometimes variable in size and fullness as well.
I have collected Phylocephalum scabridum from SGNP , which however looks different from this sps.
I think the plant posted by me from Mulshi and not yet IDed is also the same. I will repost it again