SK598 26 JUN-2017:ID : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)

Location: Kagbeni, Mustang, Nepal
Date: 9 April  2017
Altitude: 9500 ft.

Sonchus… ???

Pl. check with images at Sonchus oleraceus (L.) L. 

Also check with images at Sonchus brachyotus DC.

It does not seem matching and not listed in Nepal. Leaves are
prickly spiny.
Could it be ordinary Sonchus asper (Linnaeus) Hill ??

If we go by glandular hairy stem & head, it is close to images at Sonchus wightianus DC. 

In Sonchus wightianus DC.  the flower buds are hairy whereas 

it is spiny in this case. Also leaves are prickly spiny whereas not
in the case of Sonchus wightianus DC. .
Besides this elevation is not matching according to the FoI and the
checklist of Nepal.

That is the best I find it close to after pursuing all the threads in this and other Sanchus pages. I think this species also have two varieties. 

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Kindly help in id.

If you have any other pictures, pl. post.

Unfortunately I have only this picture.

Sonchus oleraceous ??

Thanks for your feedback …

Looks correct to me.

No. It may rather be Sonchus wightianus


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