Aster verticillatus (Reinw.) Brouillet, Semple & Y. L. Chen (Syn: Carpesium scandens Schult.f. ex Miq.; Lavenia rigida Wall.; Leptocoma formosanum Yamamoto; Leptocoma racemosa Less.; Leptocoma verticillatum var. subsessile Oliv. ex Miquel; Rhynchospermum formosanum Yamam.; Rhynchospermum subsessile (Oliv. ex Miq.) Nakai; Rhynchospermum verticillatum var. subsessilis Oliv. ex Miq.; Zollingeria scandens Sch.Bip.);  

India: Temperate Himalayas and N.E. region 1300-2600 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland; Bhutan, Myanmar, Japan and Malaya Island as per BSI Flora of India;

China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan,
Yunnan), Taiwan, Tibet, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing),
Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), South Korea, Java, Jammu & Kashmir
(Kashmir), India
(Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh,
Meghalaya, Nagaland),
Nepal, Vietnam
as per Catalogue of life;

Plant c 90; stems finely pubescent. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, 5-10 x 1-2.5cm on main stems, acuminate, cuneate at base, denticulate to finely serrate, scabridulous above, sparsely puberulous and densely subsessile-glandular beneath; petiole slender, to 7mm. Involucres 3mm across; phyllaries oblong, 1.5-2mm, obtuse, scarious-margined. corollas white, tubes subsessile glandular. Tube of ray corollas 0.7mm; ligule c 1.1 x 0.7mm. Disc corollas 2.5mm. Achenes obovoid, sparsely subsessile glandular; body c 3mm; beak of ray achenes slender, to 1.5mm, of disc achenes very stout, 0.5mm; pappus bristles c 7, whitish, c 2mm.

Fl. October (last flower)
Woods and wet jungle.

(Attributions- A.J.C Grierson & D.G.Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2001. from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)        

SK202NOV16-2016:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)

Location: Champadevi, Nepal
Altitude:  6600 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016

Interesting plant … I can’t go beyond Asteraceae

Happy to Identify the plant! 
Rhynchospermum verticillatum Reinw. ex Reinw. (provisionally accepted name)
No common name no Nepali name.

Aster verticillatus (Reinw.) Brouillet, Semple & Y. L. Chen
Syn : Rhynchospermum verticillatum Reinw.


SK 2187 19 September 2019 : 13 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3) – around 1500 kb each.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1932 m.
Date: 08 August 2019
Habit : Wild
Asteraceae ?

Attachments (3) – 1 mb each. 

Asteraceae. First thing came to mind was Tagetes minuta which it is not. Should be a close cousin

Thank you … I was guessed so. I shall check.

Aster verticillatus (Reinw.) Brouillet, Semple & Y. L. Chen
Syn : Rhynchospermum verticillatum Reinw.

Great find, … I would like to know about the journey you took to reach this ID ! 

What hints, clues you had! 
I had spent about an hour on it, but, obviously without any result. 

Me too. I spent a lot of time. I gave up because I thought that perhaps these flowers are not fully developed and hence I cant make decisions. I thought it was just me…



Aster verticillatus (Reinw.) Brouillet, Semple & Y. L. Chen : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (5) – 361 kb and others 1 mb or more.
Location: Chalnakhel, kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1570 m.
Date: 14 September  2019
Habit : Wild
Syn : Rhynchospermum verticillatum Reinw.

Attachments (1) – 6 mb. 

Aster verticillatus (Reinw.) Brouillet, Semple & Y. L. Chen : 11 posts by 1 author. 9 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Badikhel, Lalitpur
Date: 19 September 2020
Elevation: 1743 m.
Habitat : Wild