Tricholepis furcata DC., Prodr. (DC.) 6: 563; et in Deless. Ic. Sel. iv. t. 74 563 1838. (syn: Carduus trichocephalus Wall. [Invalid]; Serratula furcata Spreng. ex DC.);
SE-Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;




Saussurea sp. for ID ABOCT2017/06 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)

I saw these plants in early September when I went for a day trek to Ilaqa. The flowers were not yet out and I made a mental note to return to them soon. Unfortunately, on my next trek after about 10 days, I could not find the plants. I came home and looked at the time stamp on my earlier photos to determine the rough location. Next time on 1 October, I did find the plants but by then they were well past their prime flowering time. I did manage one bud with extended white stamen like growth still lingering. The leaves are quite clear and so are the buds. Could we hazard a guess?
Saussurea sp.?
Mcleodganj-Triund, Dharamshala, HP
2600m approx.
03 September and 01 October 2017

Thanks, …  I hope you have already checked comparative images at efi site. 

Could not find the match with any species so far in efi at Saussurea

I also expanded my search to its sub family/ tribe at Carduoideae, but could not find any match here also.

Sir Check Tricholepis species.

Thanks, …, But I did not find these nodding heads in Tricholepis species so far in efi.

Thank you … I am not at all familiar with this genus but it looks likely that my plant belongs to this. I will do some research and see if I can find the correct species.

I think Tricholepis furcata as posted by … today

Yes agree with the ID by …

Thank you … This is a genus/species new to me.

Could it be any Tricholepis ???

Yes, …  Identified as Tricholepis furcata



Tricholepis furcata from Uttarakhand_DSR_October 2017_1 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

This species Tricholepis furcata DC. (Asteraceae) was photographed at about 2200 m elevation on 3rd September 2017, few km ahead of Paton village on way to Ralam in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It was about 5-6 feet tall sparingly branched herb on slope with grasses.
This species is not represented in eFI.