Emilia alstonii Fosberg, 66 1972.;

Herbs; stems short, ascending. Leaves all cauline; lower leaves orbicular to reniform or ovate, rounded at apex, 4 x 2 cm, petioled; petiole scarcely or narrowly winged; middle leaves with terminal lobe orbicular or reniform, cordate, with broad winged petiole, clasping at the base; uppermost leaves more or less oblong or lanceolate, prominently undulate, dentate or crenate. Inflorescence simple, terminal, ebracteate. Capitula bright purple. Involucre cylindrical, ca 8 x 4 mm; bracts ca 8 mm long. Disc florets 12-13 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes 1.2-1.5 mm long. Anthers 0.6-0.8 mm long. Achenes 5-angled, minutely scabrid on the angles.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Grasslands and on wet rocks
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)

Images by Subhanjan Kayet – Id by Prabhu Kumar KM & J.M.Garg 


pink flower for id request : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

October 2015, KERALA, MUNNAR

Seems to be Emilia alstonii pls check

I think it seems to match with the herbarium specimen at



Emillia sonchifolia for validation : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Emillia sonchifolia perhaps
Eravikulam WLS, Munnar, Kerala,  in the Nilgiris
First week of October 2018

Yes, most probably it should be Emilia sonchifolia..

I find it closer to images at  Emilia alstonii Fosberg as per comparative images at Emilia 

Emilia sonchifolia 

Thanks, … But to me these match with your post on Emilia alstonii Fosberg

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