Emilia ramulosa Gamble, 120 1921. ;

Images by Alka Khare – Id by Muthu Karhick



Herbs. Leaves all cauline, 3-5 x 0.6-1 cm, linear oblong, auricled at base, glabrous above, white curled-hairy below, margins recurved. Heads solitary or 2-3 on long terminal peduncles of 10-25 cm high. Flowers homogamous. Involucre bracts uniseriate, 0.8-1 cm long, lanceolate, curled hairy without. Corolla purple; tube 0.8-1 cm long, widened at mouth, 5-lobed; lobes pubescent at tips. Stamens 5, linear, obtuse at base. Style arms hairy at tips. Achenes 0.2-0.3 cm long, 5-ribbed, scabrid on ribs. Pappus of soft slender white hairs, 0.5-0.6 cm long.

Flowering and fruiting: May-June
Shola forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)

4 posts by 3 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant growing wild among the grasses in a meadow in Ooty, Tamil Nadu in November 2013.

Emilia sp.?

Most possibly Emilia ramulosa of Asteraceae.

Thank you … for ID….


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