Gnomophalium pulvinatum (Del.) Greuter, Willdenowia 33: 242 (2003) (syn:Evax indica Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Filago prostrata DC.; Gnaphalium crispatulum Delile; Gnaphalium depressum Roxb.; Gnaphalium prostratum Roxb.; Gnaphalium pulverulentum Bové ex DC.; Gnaphalium pulvinatum Delile; Homognaphalium crispatulum (Delile) Kirp.; Homognaphalium pulvinatum (Delile) Fayed & Zareh);
Egypt to Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent to SE. Tibet: Assam, Egypt, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Sudan, Tibet as per POWO;
Prostrate herbs, branches woolly. Leaves 3-4 x 0.6 cm, oblanceolate, apex acute, base narrowed into a petiole. Heads 3 x 3 mm, globose, in terminal leafy branched spikes; peduncle short or absent; bracts 2.5 x 0.5 mm, oblanceolate, acute, cottony hairy; outer bracts brown; inner bracts hyaline. Bisexual flowers 9-10, central; corolla 1.5 mm long, reddish. Female flowers numerous; corolla 1.5 mm long, lobes glandular. Achenes terete, brown.
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
SK1195 12 JUNE 2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each.
Location: Sandakphu, India
Date: 13 May 2018
Altitude: 12000 ft.
Habit : Wild
Some Saussurea sp. ??
I do not think so.
Could not find a match at Gnaphalieae
Haven’t encountered this spp but wild guess: besides Saussurea it may be Asteraceae or Primulaceae member
No idea again, Sir. Any Crassulaceae member?
Does not look like Crassulaceae. I am guessing some Sassurea sp. or May be Anaphilis ??
ok Sir, I’ll try asteraceae to find any similarities.
You are great Sir! At least some similarities can be found in a page claims to be stages of Anaphalis margaritacea – http://sunnibergeron.com/pflwrs/pwild001.html
What is your opinion about the attached entry in “Flora of British India? There is a document on this species available online, but i do not have access of that one.
Is the attachment from FoBI related to above post ?
Thanks, … Looks different from Gnaphalium flaccidum Kurz ex C.B.Clarke as per specimens at GBIF as below:
Yes, Sir, it can’t be that!
Anaphalis sp. ??
Can it be some Leontopodium species like Leontopodium monocephalum?
I don’t know, Sir ji, and I am afraid BP has no such asteraceae!
Probability only :-
Gnaphalium pulvinatum of BP & FBI = POWO
GBIF specimen from Egypt , (BUT there are other from India too) – https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/1456207492
from Algeria – https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/2562088483
at https://www.gbif.org/species/3130263 (has collection from INDIA too)
KEW site – POWO
Attached here modified pictures, I edited for my exploration venture!!!
I agree with you, …
Thanks for solving another mystery.
Listed in Flora of Pakistan as Homognaphalium pulvinatum (Delile) Fayed & Zareh in Willdenowia
Thanks, Sir ji, these names-synonyms-accepted names are so confusing, it gets very difficult to search and obtain id(s) of complicated families.