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This robust thistle was shot from near Dak Pathar, during tour to Chakrata..

can this be Cirsium wallichii ?


Looks like C. argyracanthum DC. which is treated as synonym of C. verutum in Flowers of Himal and Nepal Plants but is distinct in white heads (FBI) and treated distinct even by The Plant List.



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Cirsium wallichii ABJUNE2017/01 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
I photographed some plants of this thistle this morning and am sharing these with you. Please correct me if I am wrongly identifying the plant.
Cirsium wallichii
Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
1850m
08 June 2017.

You are right … Very nice images…!!


Superb images with great details.




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VOF Week: Cirsium sp. at Auli: Seen this Cirsium sp. (Family: Asteraceae) at Auli. Could this be Cirsium falconeri??.


Yes Cirsium falconeri, typical alpine species.


I was prompted to check postings of Cirsium falconeri on eFI as I mentioned the species in images of the habitat of Inula royleana I have just posted.

Not sure about whether this is C.falconeri, which I shall be posting images of from Kashmir.  Shall come back to these images and comment further.  Must try to stick to concentrating on Inulas FIRST!   But attention should always be drawn to possible, probable or definite misidentifications, at the earliest opportunity.


Heads smaller, erect, inner involucre bracts with short somewhat recurved spines suggest C. verutum


123RF. I guessID is correct !


I think it is close to images and details at Cirsium argyracanthum DC.


Attachments (4).  3 posts by 2 authors.

Here are the pics recorded from Chakrata region and from VOF tour. I hope they belong to Cirisium falconeri…. please validate/correct..


efi page on Cirsium falconeri


This is also C. verutum, Heads smaller, erect, inner involucre bracts with short somewhat recurved spines suggest C. verutum


I feel it appears close to Cirsium argyracanthum DC. as per GBIF specimens- onetwothree



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Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: erect herb about 1 – 2 m, stems and leaves – heavily armed
… missed flowering period


Cirsium falconeri I hope

Very common at high altitudes in Western Himalayas.


I was prompted to check postings of Cirsium falconeri on eFI as I mentioned the species in images of the habitat of Inula royleana I have just posted.
Sorry, I have doubts about whether this is C.falconeri, which I shall be posting images of from Kashmir.  Shall come back to these images and comment further.  Must try to stick to concentrating on Inulas FIRST!   But attention should always be drawn to possible, probable or definite misidentifications, at the earliest opportunity.

Heads smaller, erect, inner involucre bracts with short somewhat recurved spines suggest C. verutum


Thank you very much … for resurfacing this post, and for suggesting the ID. Revised my notes at flickr.

I think it is more closer to images and details at Cirsium argyracanthum DC.


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For id- 140821- PK2: 1 image.
Location: Sanasar Meadow
2100m amsl
Date-14-08-2021
Habitat-wild


Pl. check comparative images at Cirsium


Check for Cirsium quercetorum ???


Likely to be Cirsium argyracanthum DC., as per images and details herein.


 


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References:
POWO  Plant Illustrations  GBIF specimens- onetwothree Catalogue of Life  
The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flora of China 

Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (Cirsium verutum (D. Don) Spreng. with Cirsium argyracanthum DC. as syn.)

Encyclopaedia of World Medicinal Plants, Volume 1  By T. Pullaiah

Forests Plants of Eastern India  By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri
Encyclopedia of Life India Biodiversity Portal  

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