Tricholepis elongata DC., Prodr. (DC.) 6: 563 1838. (syn: Carduus elongatus Wall. [Invalid]; Cnicus elongatus Wall. ex C.B.Clarke);


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Fwd: Doubt in the proper identification. : 7 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.

This plant is reported from Mandi. Himachal Pradesh. It seems like Cirsium sp. but I am not that sure. You are requested to provide assistance.


This should be Serratula pallida in my opinion….!!


I think leaves are different https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/indiantreepix/suHCyqqedXs

This is my herbarium specimen, of Serratula pallida, leaves same as yours. Attachments (1)


The specimen by … to me looks like Tricholepis, most probably T. elongata.

…, even your plant may not be Serratula, it could also be some species of Tricholepis
Serratula does not have spiny involucre, there is a good image in Flora Simlensis.


Thanks a lot Sir for valuable inputs..

I will take care to record detailed pics in next encounter, but for sure my plant as well as this posted plant has spiny involucre, thus I need to reconsider the id…!!


Tricholepis elongata DC. (Asteraceae)



Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Serratula pallida from Morni Hills- NS 18 :  Attachments (6). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Please validate the identity of this rough, erect, perennial herb shot from Morni Hills in Haryana, also spotted near Kosani..
I hope this should be Serratula pallida DC.


Very good photographs …


Taken as Klasea pallida (DC.) J.Holub, Preslia 70(2): 106 (1998):. 106 1998. (Syn: Serratula pallida DC., Prodr. 6:670. 1838 (“1837”)) in view of Download – IAAT (Klasea pallida (DC.) Holub as accepted name & Serratula pallida DC. as syn.- Tricholepis raghavendrae Saklani & L.B. Chaudhary is conspecific with Serratula pallida DC., which is currently treated under Klasea Cass.)


A reply from another thread:
“…, even your plant may not be Serratula, it could also be some species of Tricholepis
Serratula does not have spiny involucre, there is a good image in Flora Simlensis. “


This plant is confusing me for the last 3-4 years. Some of its characteristics are matching with Tricholepis elongata (as suggested here by …) and some with Serratula pallida. My photographs are more near to recently named species Tricholepis raghavendrae, except for flower colour. It is pale in my case but purplish in Tricholepis raghavendrae. But all the available literature for this area points towards T. elongata.
Hope some conclusion will emerge soon.
Attaching a paper which may be of some help.
http://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/sites/default/files/articles/pdf/a2003n2a9.pdf


 

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Tricholepis elongata submittion : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6)

Tricholepis elongata
Family – Asteraceae
Photographed at Kullu District ,Himachal Pradesh
Altitude – 1200meters
Dated – 14August 2018

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