Cirsium shansiense Petr., 176 1943. (syn: Cirsium chinense var. australe Diels; Cirsium lineare f. incisolobatum Kitam.; Cirsium lineare var. intermedium (Pamp.) Petr.; Cirsium lineare var. rigidum Petr.; Cirsium lineare var. spatulatum Petr.; Cirsium lineare var. tenii Petr.; Cirsium lineare f. vestitum Kitam.; Cirsium lineare var. yunnanense Petr.; Cirsium wallichii var. intermedium Pamp.; Cnicus chinensis (Gadner & Champion) C. B. Cl.);
China (Anhui, Chongqing, SE-Fujian, S-Gansu, NE-Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, S-Hunan, NW-Jiangxi, Nei Mongol, E-Qinghai, S-Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), NE-Tibet, India (NE-India, NW-Himalaya, Meghalaya), Myanmar [Burma], Bhutan, ?Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;


MS Oct,2018/05 Cirsium sp. (falconeri or shansiense?) for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Lurh-tlang, Mizoram
Date : 03-10-2018
Habit : Erect thistle
Habit : Wild
Mizo : Lenhling

I think we only have one in efi so far as per
Pl. check.

I think this one looks different from other two posts.

Pl. try to check with Specimens:

I find some difference between specimens named as C. involucratum DC. and those named as C. verutum (D. Don) Spreng.] as per GBIF
Now C. involucratum DC. is a synonym of C. verutum (D. Don) Spreng.

On further checking, … plant may be different.
Hi, …, May I request you to pl. post high resolution images.
It appears more closer to Cirsium shansiense Petr. as per this GBIF link.


3 images- 3 to 6 mb each.

Yes, matches with Cirsium shansiense Petr. as per this GBIF link..

4 images.
Location : Mawmrang tlang
Altitude : ca 1,600 m.
Date : 07-11-2019
Habit : Robust thistle-like herb, 2-2.5 m tall
Habitat : Wild

Cirsium shansiense Petr.


Cirsium sp. (?) from Shillong, Meghalaya : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images may be Cirsium sp. (?). Please ID the species.
Date :09.10.2013
Location: Shillong, Meghalaya
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : Cirsium sp. (?)
Habitat: Grows wild on.
Habit : Shrub, spiny
Flower :Not seen

Cirsium species so far in efi  

Cirsium shansiense Petr. ?? POWOGBIF CoL FoC

I think … correct



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