Dubyaea oligocephala (Sch.Bip.) Stebbins, 17 1937. (syn: Dubyaea oligocephala var. oligocephala ; Dubyaea oligocephala subsp. oligocephala ; Paleya oligocephala Sch.Bip.);
Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), India (Himachal Pradesh) as per Catalogue of Life;
I found this plant with flowers similar to that of a dandelion on my way up to Triund at about 2300m. It appears to me to be a Dubyaea but didn’t match the only species on our site D. hispida. Consulting Flowers of the Himalaya revealed that D. oligocephala does not have nodding flowers and has numerous overlapping involucral bracts. Could my species be that? Please advise
Mcleodganj-Triund, Dharamshala, HP
01 October 2017
Surprisingly could not find any image or illustration or specimen on net.
It is said to be endemic to Himachal & J & K.
There are two subspecies. Pl. check for the correct one at http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=6189&type=4
Thanks, …, for the new addition.
Thank you … I would go with ssp. oligocephala as the basal leaves were not very broad and to me the outermost bracts look similar to the other bracts and not scaly or rough. I may be completely wrong in assuming this is Dubyaea species too.