Cyanthillium albicans (DC.) H.Rob., 229 1999. (Syn: Vernonia albicans DC.);

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116-TSP-ID-OCT2016-3:Asteraceae sp @ Konanakaval for ID (mixed thread): 3 correct images as above.

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Cyanthillium albicans –plant parts pubescent/ hispid; leaves whitish, thick. leaf image is attached; Heads, pink-purple, 1.2-1.8cm across, 30-40 flowered, in 3-10cm long terminal paniculate cymes. Achenes 1-2mm long, 4-5 angled, pappus villous.

Cyanthillium cinereum: Plants glabrascent, 3-5mm across, 20-30 flowered, in 3-10cm long terminal paniculate cymes.  Achenes villous. 

images of both are attached 

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As per this main difference appears to be in Cyanthillium albicans –plant parts pubescent/ hispid; leaves whitish, thick (Cyanthillium cinereum: Plants glabrascent) & Heads, pink-purple, 1.2-1.8cm across, 30-40 flowered (Cyanthillium cinereum: Heads, pink-purple, 3-5mm across) Achenes 1-2mm long, 4-5 angled, pappus villous (Cyanthillium cinereum: Achenes villous) 


2 correct images.


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Images by Santhan P 

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Cyanthillium albicans (DC.) H.Rob SN 15Jan 24 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Cyanthillium albicans (DC.) H.Rob (= Vernonia albicans DC.),

erect herb with showy head from Tirumala hills of Andhrapradesh


May I request you pl. provide differences between Cyanthillium albicans & Cyanthillium cinereum as I am unable to find these on net ?


Please find the difference, it is provided in flora of Tamilnadu also.

Leave pubescent below, phyllaris sparcely pubescent, plains – Vernonia cinerea

Leaves tomentose below, phyllaris densely pubescent, hills – Vernonia albicans


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References: The Plant List Ver.1.1  IBIS Flora

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