ornata (Talbot) H.Rob. & Skvarla, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 122(2): 141. 2009 141 2009. (syn: Acilepis dalzelliana (J.R.Drumm. & Hutch.) H.Rob.; Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch.) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1;.
a-ky-LEP-iss — Greek: aci (pointed); lepis (scale)Dave’s Botanary
or-NAH-tuh — ornate, adornedDave’s Botanary.

commonly known as
: Dalzell’s vernonia




ANJAN31/31 Please identify this Asteraceae herb : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)

Family: Asteraceae
Date: 26th December 2014
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Herb

Baccharoides anthelmintica (L.) Moench (= Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd)

Many thanks … for the ID.

Not familiar with this plant; but is the flower here looking different from what is at Flowers of India ?

Seems to be Baccharoides anthelmintica

Please validate the posted plant for Lamprachaenium microcephalum.

Yes, it  resembles Lamprachaenium microcephalum (Dalzell) C.B.Clarke

First I thought it could be a species of Centratherum. When I checked for the ID as suggested by … it turned out to be very close to Lamprachaenium microcephalum. … is right.

Thank you so much sir

Thanks to … for suggesting this ID … Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch. in a recent post.



ANFEB28 Lamprachaenium microcephalum : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (14)

Found this herb again on the second trip to Agumbe, this time at the very top of a waterfalls. I clicked a few more photos of various angles that I had not done before.
Family: Asteraceae
Date: 1st February 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka

Habit: Herb

I think Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch. as in a recent post.

Yes …- Vernonia dalzellianaAcilepis ornata.

Thanks, …, for validation.




Agumbe Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

Date: 26 DEC 2014 Altitude: about 700 m asl
Small erect herb about 2 ft high growing under cover of large trees (habitat: moist evergreen forest) near water fall.
Flower head about 10 – 15 mm across.
Better aspects of this plant are illustrated in … post ANJAN31/31.
Please validate the ID.

¿ Lamprachaenium microcephalum ? (family: Asteraceae)

Its more likely to be a species of Vernonia 

Thank you very very much …

That was my initial guess, but could not get to any known species of Vernonia.

Lamprachaenium microcephalum as per another post of … i.e. ANJAN31/31

May I request … to share his thought by taking a look at more details of the plant in new post ANFEB28 from …

Thanks to … for suggesting this ID … Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch. in a recent post.



Charmadi Ghat Karnataka
Date: 12 NOV 2016 … Altitude: explored between: 873 – 976 m (2863 – 3201 ft) asl
¿ Vernonia ? (family: Asteraceae)

Dear friends,
Please help in knowing species of possibly Vernonia.
Herb standing about 3 – 4 ft high, growing along ghat road; flower head about 15 – 20 mm across.
I recognize this posted plant to be same as what me and Anurag had earlier seen at Agumbe on 26 DEC 2014 near waterfall area.

Check for Vernonia dalzelliana..

Yes, …!!! Thanks for this ID … Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch.

I referred to Digital Flora of Karnataka (Herbarium JCB).

Posted plant matches well to the description, distribution and flowering time.

Thanks, …, Current name is Acilepis ornata as per details herein.



via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > Acilepis ornata (Talbot) H.Rob. & Skvarla … family: Asteraceae ~ Compositae

 Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
a-ky-LEP-iss — Greek: aci (pointed); lepis (scale) … Dave’s Botanary
or-NAH-tuh — 0rnate, adorned … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known asDalzell’s vernonia 
botanical namesAcilepis ornata (Talbot) H.Rob. & Skvarla … synonymsAcilepis dalzelliana (J.R.Drumm. & Hutch.) H.Rob. • Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
December 26, 2014 … at Agumbe, Karnataka

a-ky-LEP-iss — Greek: aci (pointed); lepis (scale) … Dave’s Botanary
or-NAH-tuh — ornate, adorned … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Dalzell’s vernonia

botanical namesAcilepis ornata (Talbot) H.Rob. & Skvarla … synonymsAcilepis dalzelliana (J.R.Drumm. & Hutch.) H.Rob. • Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.

Bibliography / etymology
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Dalzell’s vernonia
  • name derived from the binomial Vernonia dalzelliana J.R.Drumm. & Hutch. … synonym of Acilepis ornata (Talbot) H.Rob. & Skvarla
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119-TSP-ID-24NOV2016-3: Asteraceae @ Kadmane for ID : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly examine and identify this Asteraceae plant.. 


Habitat:Evergreen forest among bomboo growth. 

Sighting:Kadmane,Sakaleshpur,Karnataka,about 1100 msl 


Please check Vernonia  spp

Appears closer to the images at Lamprachaenium microcephalum Benth.

It should be Acilepis ornata as per revised Id in other threads.

For me  the iD is correct i.e. Acilepis ornata. Please check this website 

You are correct …, if the leaves are scabrous (rough hairs) above, it is V. divergens, otherwise it is Vernonia daalzelliana (= Acilepis ornata (Talbot) H.Rob. & Skvarla.)








References: The Plant List Ver.1.1
GCC  IPNI  Studies on the Paleotropical Vernonieae (Asteraceae): additions to the genus Acilepis from southern Asia by Harold Robinson* and John J. Skvarla (Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 122(2):131-145. 2009)  GBIF  BSI Flora of India (Vernonia ornata Talbot syn. V. dalzelliana Drumm. et Hutch.)  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants