Emilia prenanthoidea DC., Prodr. 6 303 1838. (syn: Cacalia angustifolia Wall.; Cacalia teres Wall.; Emilia angustifolia DC.; Kleinia teres Wall.);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
DC. Prodr. vi. 303 ; erect, glabrous, rarely scabrid, slender, lowest leaves small ovate petioled or 0, all or upper sessile linear-oblong obtuse or acute nearly entire deeply sagittately or broadly auricled at the base, invol. bracts shorter than the scarlet flowers, style-arms dilated at the tip, achenes glabrous. Clarke Comp. Ind. 176. E. angustifolia, DC. l. c. Cacalia angustifolia and teres, Wall. Cat. 3163, 3164.
SIKKIM HIMALAYA, alt. 2000 ft., J. D. H. KHASIA MTS., alt. 2-4000 ft. ; common. — DISTRIB. Upper Birma.
A very slender species, 1-3 ft. high, with much the habit of E. flammea, but with few or 0 radical leaves, and with glabrous achenes. I have seen but two specimens of the scabrid form; they were found by Dr. Thomson and myself near the Ongot river in Khasia.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
Please help to identify this Emilia species, recorded from Meghalaya..
This may be same as Earlier Upload by Karuna Ji
Please Check Emilia sonchifolia Sir
Thanks … for forwarding, thanks to … for their opinion… But I am sure this cannot be Emilia sonchifolia
Eight species of Emilia are known in India as per BSI document.
Emilia prenanthoidea DC. !
Emilia prenanthoidea DC. and Emilia zeylanica C.B.Clarke are difficult to differentiate.
In this particular case presence of so much hairs on leaves are point of concern (in both cases).
I think it would be E. zeylanica C.B. Clarke
I think it more closer to Emilia prenanthoidea (phyllaries 10 as per Flora of China). Pl. see long phyllaries as per GBIF– specimen. (Involucres cylindric or narrowly campanulate, 6-11 × 2-3 mm; phyllaries 10, oblong, 6-12 × 1-2 mm, shorter than florets, glabrous, margin scarious).
I did not find the description of Emilia zeylanica on net, but phyllaries appears to be less and short as per POWO and GBIF– specimen.
I think it more closer to Emilia prenanthoidea (phyllaries 10 as per Flora of China). Pl. see long phillaries as per GBIF– specimen. (Involucres cylindric or narrowly campanulate, 6-11 × 2-3 mm; phyllaries 10, oblong, 6-12 × 1-2 mm, shorter than florets, glabrous, margin scarious).”
Yet, I subscribe to your and … suggestion, only because of the location of the specimen, not on a single point of your analysis.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 GCC IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)