Senecio neelgherryanus DC., “in Wight, Contrib. 23.” 1834. ;
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
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).
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.
13th September 2014
Senecio –– some 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.