Senecio neelgherryanus DC., “in Wight, Contrib. 23.” 1834. ;
Images by Anurag Sharma (ID by P. Santhan), Inserted by Gurcharan Singh (Please click link to see details)




Herbs, greenish white, perennial, stout, villous; stems 30-50 cm high, terete. Leaves greyish green, oblong to lanceolate, obtuse, serrate, 7-12.5 x 1-1.5 cm, scabrid on the upper surface; white tomentose beneath, 1-nerved, auricled. Capitula radiate 1.2 cm in diam., bracteolate, many on long peduncle. Involucre greyish green, campanulate, 10-10.2 mm long, hairy; bracts 30-40, subacute with broad, scabrid nerve. Ray florets 10-15, linear-oblong, spreading. Disc florets numerous. Achenes cylindrical, 2.5-3 mm long, strongly ribbed, scabrid. Pappus of white hairs.

Flowering and fruiting: May-December
Shola forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi



ANSEPT24 Asteraceae for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

It was growing amidst rocks on the hills
August 2014

I think a Senecio.. may be S. nudicaulis

Senecio neelgherryanus DC. is a herb with heterogamous yellowish head, reported from Tidiandmul area of Coorg.

Thank you very much sir.


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ANSEPT39 Which Senecio sp. is this? : 6 posts by 3 authors. 2 correct images as above.

Chikamagalur-Kemmangudi Road
13th September 2014

Seneciosome‎ species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 

Senecio wightii (DC. ex Wight) Benth. ex C.B.Clarke is matching and is reported in the Flora of Hassan Dt.

The leaves of Senecio wightii according to Flora of Hassan are indeed amplexicaul but the leaves aren’t described as being variously lobed as seen in my photos.
Can you please clarify?

In several cases of Asteraceae leaf blade is pinnatifid, so that character is not important, we should take the key characters into consideration, we have to weight age to floral characters also.

Thank you for clarifying sir.

I think flowers are of Senecio neelgherryanus DC. as per images and details herein, while leaf is of Emilia sonchifolia as per images and details herein.