It should be Echinops sphaerocephalus as per images, details and references herein.
Bot. name: Echinops echinatus
Local name: Kate Chendu
wow … looks good
Thank you All attaching images and paper of this plant
Posting By … comes under Hatgad which is in Maharashtra (In original Post by … she mentions Hatgad is Near Saputara which is Border of Gujarat and Maharashtra)
This plant standing just about 50 cms or so, found growing on steep slope of hill, covered with semi-evergreen forest, with newly formed flower-heads, which I was assuming to be E. echinatus, is being identified as E. sphaerocephalus as there are no signs of spines on the flower head.
I think the flower head is yet very immature to show spines. Please help with your thoughts.
- Narendra Joshi ji’s post – Satara
- Prashant’s post – Raigad, Pune
- Pravin Kawale ji’s post – Rajgad,Pune
- Alka Khare ji’s post – Saputara
Please validate the above posts for the species echinatus OR sphaerocephalus.
This again shows the importance of efloraofindia not only to the layman but also for the taxonomists. Hundreds of such wonders are still hidden in its treasure trove.