Prostrate glabrous herbs; stems slender. Leaves alternate, 1-1.5 x 0.8 cm, obovate, obtuse, cuneate at base, dentate. Heads 3 x 2 mm, axillary, sessile, hemispherical; bracts 2-seriate, 1-mm long, lanceolate, hairy. Flowers 2-types. Female flowers in outer few rows; corolla minute, tubular, shortly 4-toothed, yellow. Bisexual flowers inner, few; corolla campanulate, 0.6 mm long, 4-lobed, yellow; stamens 4, anthers entire at base. Achenes 1 mm long, obovate, 4-angled, ciliate, brown; pappus absent.  

Flowering and fruiting: February-March
Paddy fields and along river banks
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

The species is distributed throughout tropical Africa, Asia (China, Afghanistan, Japan; Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, and Singapore), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia), New Zealand, and the Pacific islands, including Samoa, New Caledonia, and Fiji. In China, the species is known from southern and central provinces (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Yunnan, Zhejiang, and Sichuan), and from Taiwan, Province of China (Sharma et al. 1984, Henry et al. 1987, Verm et al. 1993, Almeida 1996, Cook 1996, Pullaiah and Ali 1997, Mathew 1999, eFlora 2011).

It is an annual plant, seen in a wide range of habitats, including growing in wet places, marshy banks, sometimes found submerged in shallow water and rice fields. It can inhabit waste grounds and roadsides. The plant grows almost all types of soil, in any habitat.
It is used in medicine in treating a variety of respiratory conditions. It is used for colds and acute and chronic allergies.
Citation: Rehel, S. 2011. Centipeda minima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T177366A7422894. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T177366A7422894.en. Downloaded on 14 January 2017.


This small herb was shot from Shimla area.. id help requested…

It is Centipeda elatinoides syn. C. minuta. Sneezing weed

It is Centipeda minuta.

I hope attached images are Centipeda elatinoides (Less.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex O.Hoffm. My earlier upload. Both the species collected from different places of same district. I think it is similar to the specimen of But it is not similar to the Sphaeranthus indicusL.So please validate
Date :03.02.2014
Location: Assam
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : Centipeda elatinoides (Less.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex O.Hoffm
Habitat: Grows wild on waste places

Habit : Prostrate herb


Fwd: [efloraofindia:226722] identification IM2- 1.7.15 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

ID that plant plzz, Lahore Pakistan

Check for Grangea maderaspatana (Madras Carpet)

no, i also have a seedling photo of the same plant.. its leaves are changed and some how thick

You are right, last nite when i saw this I had thought that this is not madras carpet

leaves of this case are different

succulent almost with daisy like flower

I need to search and study

Please check if Epaltes australis Less. can be found in that region.

Perhaps I was wrong, it rather looks like Centipeda minima (L.) A.Braun & Asch.

Agreeing with …, this is likey to be Centipeda minima …..


Unknwon herb from Assam : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6)
Attached images are unknown herb. Please ID the plant. 
Date :17.12.2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : ??
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild near the ditches.

Habit : Herb

To me this is Centipeda minima from Asteraceae

is it not spheranthus indicus of asteraceae

Plz check Sphaeranthus indicus

Centipeda elatinoides (syn. Centipeda minima) as per another thread.

It is surely Centipeda elatinoides syn. C. minuta, commonly known as sneezing weed. It is known as Naak Chhikru (means which induces sneezing in nose) in Himachal.
From earlier thread of 2013

Only 2 sp., Centipeda elatinoides (Less.) O.Hoffm. and Centipeda minima (L.) A.Braun & Asch. are found distribution in India and only Centipeda minima (L.) A.Braun & Asch. and its  subsp. Centipeda minima subsp. minima is found in Assam according to one link (PDF) A revision of Centipeda (Asteraceae) its attached screen shot. So, I guess, it could be C. minima or its subsp.


Centipeda minima (L.) A.Braun & Asch. (provisionally accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4500 ft.Date: 3

Date : 23 October 2016

Nepali name: छिऊँके झार Chhiuke Jhaar / हाच्छिउँ झार Hachhiu Jhaar / नाक छिकानी  Naak Chhikaani

Superb images, …


I think Centipeda minima..


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