Gymnanthemum pectiniforme (DC.) H. Robinson, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 112: 242 (1999) (syn: Cacalia pectiniformis Kuntze; Lysistemma pectiniforme Steetz; Vernonia pectiniformis DC.; Vernonia pectiniformis subsp. puncticulata (DC.) Grierson; Vernonia puncticulata DC.);
India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala); Sri Lanka as per POWO and CoL;

DC. in Wight Contrib. 2 ; Prodr. v. 31 ; shrubby, branches glabrate pubescent scabrid villous or glandular, leaves petioled elliptic-lanceolate acuminate serrate glabrous or scabrid above puberulous pubescent or tomentose beneath usually many-nerved, heads 10-25-flowered in short broad terminal corymbs, inner invol. bracts oblong obtuse or apiculate, outer small acuminate, achenes glabrous, pappus dirty white or reddish. Arn. Pugill. 27 ; Wight Ic. t. 1077. V. puncticulata, DC. Prodr. vii. 264. Lysistemma pectiniforme, Steetz in Peters Mosamb. Bot. 343.

NILGHERRY MTS., alt. 8000 ft. CEYLON ; central province, alt. 6-7000 ft., Walker, &c.

Branches usually stout, ribbed and grooved. Leaves often close-set, 3-6 by 1-2.1/2 in., rigid, narrowed into the petiole, nerves 6-12 pair. Heads 1/2 in. diam., peduncles short ; invol. bracts hard, concave, usually with rounded coloured tips, outer gradually smaller, often subulate and recurved ; receptacle fimbriate ; corolla glabrous. Achenes 1/8 in. ; pappus 1/3 in long, outer hairs short, sometimes numerous, most red in Ceylon specimens.

(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))


ID Request- Asteraceae- 23022014-PKA-Feb52 : Attachments (7). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Asteraceae sp. from Mullayangiri Hill (Chikmaglur region, Karnataka).
Date/Time: 26-01-2014 / 12:55PM
Habitat: Wild (On slopes at approx. 5500 to 6000 ft altitude)
Plant Habit: Herb (Approx. 50 cm)

?Vernonia sp

Vernonia species so far in efi

After checking all species listed in Flora of Peninsular India, I think it appears close to Vernonia pectiniformis  as per GBIF specimen- onetwo and three.


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