Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke, 36 1876. (syn: Dichrocephala amphiloba H.Lév. & Vaniot; Dichrocephala bodinieri Vaniot);

This herb was shot from near helipad in Ghanghariya during our VOF Trek..
I hope this is a species of Dichrocephala… leaves as well as heads look distinct from D. latifolia

Looks like D. benthamii

I think matches with illustration in FOC

I request … to please Check. Whereas The plant seems to be correctly identified here, it is depicted under D. integrifolia under Flowers of India (check image 9 especially).

Thank you Sir for your inputs, which made me think over it..

After going through available resources, including FoC, I am quite convinced to say that the posted plant is Dichrocephala integrifolia (L. f.) Kuntze, even though I know that it is not good to say much without studying the complete features of florets.
The distribution as well as vegetative characters support Dichrocephala integrifolia (L. f.) Kuntze..
Further inputs are welcome..

If you look at these illustrations of Flora of China

Yes Sir,  I tried to understand from this illustration also, which pointed to D. benthamii, but the description confused me..I think the decision lies in studying the details of florets only..
But let me study my entire database for this taxon, as I have recorded multiple pics from various locations in Himalayas, but careful observation is lacking..
That is where your role always comes in..!!

Yes … There is some confusion when we compare keys of BSI Flora of India and eFlora of China, but latter seems better both in keys and illustrations.

VOF Week: Composite for Id: This small herb was shot from near Helipad, Ghanghariya on August 16,
Is this a Myriactus sp.. but looks different..

Is this Myriactis nepalensis??

Hope your id is correct

It does not matches with images of Myriactis nepalensis, but these images I think have been correctly identified in some other thread.

It is Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke


Unkown asteraceae sp. from Shillong, Meghalaya : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Attached images are unknown asteraceae sp. from Shillong. Please ID the plant sp..  
Date :09.10.2013
Location: Shillong, Meghalaya
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : Unknown
Habitat: Grows wild
Habit :    Herb

Looks like any Dichrocephala….

Dichrocephala species so far in efi. 

Appears closer to Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke as leaves seems quite variable as per FOC

Dichrocephala sp. ABAUG2016/11 : 6 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
I am slowly editing all the photos from my Triund trek and sharing here. I found this Dichrocephala at about 2500m. It had larger and fewer flower heads. Please advise.
On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2600m approx.
31 July 2016

Dichrocephala benthamii, I hope
The leaves, however, seem unusual in above specimens
efi thread

Or say D. integrifolia

Thank you … If I find the plant again on Saturday I will look closely at leaves and perhaps collect a couple from the base.

I think matches with images at Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke

Dichrocephala integrifolia (L. f.) Kuntze: 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Dichrocephala integrifolia (L. f.) Kuntze shot at Chandragiri Hill on 19 September 2016 at 8200 ft.
Nepali Name: Haachhyu Jhaar  हाछ्युं झार / Haachitu  हाचितु / Remaalime Jhaar  रेमालिमे झार  / Goras Paan गोरस पान 

I think Dichrocephala benthamii as per images herein as per comparative images at Dichrocephala

It is so confusing. Looks like does not math with any of the two as per the links here below:
efi thread
Link 2

Thanks, …, There is no confusion if you check comparative images at Dichrocephala.
This certainly matches with images at Dichrocephala benthamii

I guess need to review in line to fresh development!

Id is OK.
All posts in efi site already reviewed.

Ok …

Plant taller than Herbs, annual, 6.5-35 cm tall’ as described in efloranepal.

SK827 26 OCT-2017:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Location:  Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7600 ft.
Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke   ???

I also think close to images at Dichrocephala benthamii

Thank you …! Nepali Name : छ्युंके झार  Chhyuke Jhaar

This small herb was shot from near Chakrata in September 2011… I hope this can be a Myriactis sp. id help requested…

Not Myriactis. This should be same (Dichrocephala integrifolia) already uploaded by you from VOF.
efi thread

I think D. benthamii, auricles and shape of head


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Myriactis nepalensis from Chakrata – NS 39 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
I am posting this for id confirmation.. should this be Myriactis nepalensis? this was shot from Chakrata region…

I think yes. Nice photographs

It does not matches with images of Myriactis nepalensis, but these images I think have been correctly identified in some other thread.

SK 2242 24 October 2019s : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1, 2 & 2 mb.
Location: Ranikot, Gundu, Bhakltapur 
Date: 15 September 2019
Elevation: 2113 m.
Habit : Wild
Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke ??

Attachments (3)- 1, 2 & 2 mb.

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.

flowers and leaf venation appears to be similar to a case submitted by Nidhan
with an opinion by … so I would say yes


I guess it is matching according to the earlier post.
Please see.

Your opinion please …

Yes. Appears so as per comparative images at Dichrocephala


Dichrocephala integrifolia (L. f.) Kuntze : 7 posts by 2 authors. 5 images- 4 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2400m.
Habitat  : Wild

This is Dichrocephala benthamii as per comparative images at Dichrocephala

SK 2963 14 September 2021: 2 very high res. images.
Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude: 1000 m.
Date: 05 September 2021
Habit : Wild
Which Asteraceae… ??

I think Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke


SK 2992 26 September 2021: 3 very high res. images.
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 2600 m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Dichrocephala benthamii C. B. Clarke ??

Yes. Dichrocephala benthamii


SK 3238 18 September 2021: 2 very high res. image

Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude: 3000m.
Date: 24 August 2021 
Habit : Wild
Dichrocephala?? Looks a bit different !

I think Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke only.


Dichrocephala benthamii C.B.Clarke: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude : 2400m.
Date: 01 October 2020
Habit : Wild





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