Acilepis saligna (DC.) H.Rob., 226 1999. (syn: Cacalia saligna Kuntze; Conyza laeta hort.calc. ex C.B.Clarke; Conyza saligna Wall. [Illegitimate]; Vernonia longicaulis DC.; Vernonia martinii Vaniot; Vernonia saligna DC.; Vernonia saligna var. nilghirensis Hook.f.; Vernonia sequinii Vaniot);


Subshrubs, to 1.5 cm high; stem terete, wooly-tomentose. Leaves 8-12 x 2-3 cm, elliptic, acuminate at both ends, distantly crenate-serrate, pubescent along the nerves beneath; petiole 1.5-3 cm long. Panicle terminal, lax, to 25 cm across; branches strigose. Heads 5-6 x 7 mm; involucral bracts 2-3-seriate, dissimilar, outer bracts linear, 6 mm long, sharply acuminate, inner 6 x 1 mm, lanceolate, 3-nerved, hairy. Flowers few, similar; corolla 5 mm long, glabrous; anthers 2 mm long. Achenes 1.5 mm long, glandular between ribs; pappus r eddish-white; outer 0.5 mm long, setaceous, inner 4.5 mm long, setaceous.

Flowering and fruiting: December-January
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi for Vernonia saligna var. nilghirensis Hook.f. from India Biodiversity Portal)



Vernonia sp.(?) from Kamrup district, Assam: 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Attaching images of what looks likeVernonia sp.
Date :21.12.2012

Location: Kamrup district

Family : Asteraceae

Genus & species : Vernonia sp. (?)

Habitat: Grows wild on. hilly area.

Habit : Herb

Inflorescence : Head

Please check if it is Vernonia volkameriifolia

It’s not Vernonia volkameriifolia as per link

It is Vernonia saligna DC.






Attaching images of what looks likeMonosis sp.(?). Please ID the sp. My earlier post of same sp. (/species/a—l/ar/asteraceae/monosis/vernonia-volkameriifolia)
Date :21.12.2012
Location: Kamrup district
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : Monosis sp.
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area
Habit : Herbs

Thanks … for this interesting upload.

It’s not Vernonia volkameriifolia as per link

A reply from another thread;
“It is Vernonia saligna DC. …”



MS Dec.,2016/14 Vernonia sp. ? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : N.Vanlaiphai to Chekawn road, Mizoram
Date : 14-12-2016
Habit : Slender herb ?
Habitat : Wild

Pl. Check comparative images at EFI. Species in this genus has been shifted to other genera.

I think close to images at Acilepis saligna (DC.) H.Rob.




Acilepis saligna (DC.) H.Rob. : 10 posts by 2 authors. 7 images- 5 mb or more. 
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 26 November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.

Habitat: Wild 



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