Launaea acaulis (Roxb.) Kerr, “in Craib, Fl. Siam. Enum. ii. 299 (1936).” 1936. (Syn: Crepis acaulis (Roxb.) Hook.f.; Crepis tonkinensis Gagnep.; Launaea glabra (Wight) Franch.; Microrhynchus glaber Wight; Prenanthes acaulis Roxb.; Youngia acaulis (Roxb.) DC.);
Scapigerous perennial herbs with thick rootstock; juice milky. Leaves all basal, 8-15 x 1-3 cm, oblong, acute or obtuse, entire or finely toothed, glabrous. Heads 15 x 8 mm, cylindrical, 10-15 together, cymose, on elongated scapes. Scapes 3-5, 15-20 cm high, branched, glabrous. Bracts uniseriate, 10 x 2.5 mm, acute, oblong, margins white. Flowers all ligulate; corolla bright yellow, 18 mm long, glabrous, limb oblong; anthers sagittate at base. Achenes 5 x 1 mm, compressed, yellowish brown.
Flowering and fruiting: March-September
Moist deciduous forests
India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and Iran
Launaea sp for ID -25022014-PKA-Feb55 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4).
Looks like Launaea sp.
Location: Mullayangiri (Altitude: approx 5500 ft) – Karnataka
Date/Time: 26-01-2014 / 11:45AM
Plant Habit: Herb
L . acaulis?….
Launaea species so far in efi
It looks like Launaea acaulis to me too.
Launaea sarmentosa (Willd.) Sch.Bip. ex Kuntze SN Oct 16 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Launaea sarmentosa (Willd.) Sch.Bip. ex Kuntze
wild herb from the out skirts of Bangalore.
this plant looks different from L. sarmentosa which is a sarmentose herb usually found in coastal areas. http://www.meemelink.com/prints_pages/28262.Launaea.htm
I agree with you, I did not go through any key before uploading. It is Launaea acaulis (Roxb.) Babc. ex Kerr
ANAPR52 Launaea sp. for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Date: 24th August 2015
Place: Mullayanagiri, Chikamagalur, Karnataka
Pl. check Launaea acaulis
It matches with Launaea acaulis.
ID request 200615AK Please confirm if this is Launaea acaulis. : 3 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.
Found on the slopes of a hillock near Nandi Hills, (approx 60km from bangalore) Chikballapur district.
Milky juice was present in leaves and tuber
It looks similar to Wight’s illustration –
please wait for members who have recorded it.