Blumea fistulosa (Roxb.) Kurz, 187 1877. (syn: Blumea amethystina Hance; Blumea glomerata Wall. ex DC.; Blumea holosericea Dalz. & Gibs. (ambiguous synonym); Blumea leptoclada DC. (ambiguous synonym); Blumea nodiflora Hook. fil.; Blumea purpurea Buch.-Ham. ex DC. (ambiguous synonym); Blumea racemosa Wall. ex DC.; Conyza fasciculata Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Conyza fistulosa Roxb.; Conyza glomerata Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Conyza holosericea Wall.; Conyza purpurea Buch.-Ham.; Conyza racemosa Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Conyza sericea Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Conyza stachyoides Spreng. ex DC.; Placus gariepinus Kuntze; Placus glomeratus (Wall. ex DC.) Kuntze; Placus nodiflorus (Hook. fil.) Kuntze);

China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan), Myanmar [Burma]
(Bago, Magway, Taninthayi), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, India
(widespread, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Orissa, Madhya
Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Darjeeling), Nepal, Bhutan,
Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Negros, Mindanao), Bangladesh
 as per Catalogue of Life


Herbs, ca. 0.3-1.2 m tall, annual, pubescent or velutinous; stems erect, slender, striate. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; lamina 3-15 x 0.5-5 cm, elliptic-obovate, oblong-lanceolate, or oblanceolate, narrowly long attenuate at base, acute at apex, margin bidentate, surface villous-pilose above, white or brown villous beneath; upper leaves sessile, obovate-oblong, almost entire. Heads ca. 1-1.8 cm across, in axillary and terminal clusters; involucral bracts purple, lanceolate, acuminate, densely villous outside; florets purple. Achenes narrow-oblong, 8-10-ribbed, pilose; pappus white.

Grasslands, sparse forests; 300-1900 m. 
Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)


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DV :: 01MAY12 – 0511 :: Grangea-like small herb at Tungwadi: Place: at Tung Wadi, Lonavala
Time: May 1, 2012 at 5.11pm
Habit: small Asteraceae herb
Habitat: growing wild in dried field near bund ~ 2500 ft asl
Plant height: about 6 – 8 inches


I think this is similar to one that I had photographed from Panvel & posted earlier.
Let me check and get back.


Just a guess….leaves in your picture and mine posted earlier, the leaves resemble Blumea oxyodonta, ‘Spiny Leaved Blumea’ as in ‘flowersofindia’.
Kindly have a look.


Many thanks …– a very good possibility.


Does not match with images at Blumea oxyodonta DC.
Also I could not find match as per comparative images at Blumea


It is Blumea glomerata

corollas yellow, heads sessile in distinct fascicles on long nearly leafless spikes; leaves oblanceolate, coarsely toothed, or pinnatifid; plants densely hairy (as per FPM Gamble, ..) 


Thank you very much … for resurfacing the query.
Many thanks … for the ID.
May I take Blumea glomerata DC. as synonym of Blumea fistulosa (Roxb.) Kurz


Thanks, … But I am not getting convinced as per High resolution specimens at



This is not Grangea for sure. will get back to the species in some time


Already identified as per feedback below:
It is Blumea glomerata

corollas yellow, heads sessile in distinct fascicles on long nearly leafless spikes; leaves oblanceolate, coarsely toothed, or pinnatifid; plants densely hairy(as per FPM Gamble, ..)


Yes now i recollect. it is Blumea glomerata..encountered it in Mumbai at S G. National park.

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