Centipeda minima (L.) A.Braun & Asch., 6 1867. (Syn: Artemisia minimaL.; Artemisia orbicularis(Lour.) Roxb.; Artemisia stemutatoriaRoxb.; Artemisia sternutatoriaRoxb.; Centipeda minima var. lanuginosa(DC.) Domin; Centipeda minima var. minima; Centipeda minima subsp. minima; Centipeda minuta(Less.) C.B.Clarke; Centipeda minuta(G.Forst.) Benth.; Centipeda orbicularis Lour. [Illegitimate]; Centipeda orbicularis var. lanuginosa(DC.) F.M.Bailey; Centipeda orbicularis var. minuta(G.Forst.) F.M.Bailey; Centipeda orbicularis var. orbicularis; Cotula minuta G.Forst.; Myriogyne minuta(G.Forst.) Less.; Myriogyne minuta var. minuta);
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.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Herb for id from Shimla- NS 32 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 2 authors.
This small herb was shot from Shimla area.. id help requested…
It is Centipeda elatinoides syn. C. minuta. Sneezing weed
It is Centipeda minuta.
Again Centipeda elatinoides (Less.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex O.Hoffm. from Assam, KD Feb-1 : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Date : 23 October 2016
Nepali name: छिऊँके झार Chhiuke Jhaar / हाच्छिउँ झार Hachhiu Jhaar / नाक छिकानी Naak Chhikaani
Superb images, …
ID request of herb..from Shahdara forest, lahore, Pakistan. Thankyou : 3 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
I think Centipeda minima..
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