Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen, 319 1984. (syn: Cineraria uncinata Spreng. ex DC.; Senecio angulosus Wall.; Senecio aureus Wall.; Senecio cappa Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Senecio densiflorus Wall.; Senecio densiflorus var. lobbi Hook. fil.; Senecio nagensium var. lobbi (Hook. fil.) Craib; Senecio tsoongianus Ling; Senecio uncinellus DC.; Solidago angulosa Wall. ex DC.; Solidago densiflora Wall.);
Himalaya to China (Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi) and Indo-China as per POWO;
China (Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, India (West Bengal, Darjeeling, Meghalaya), Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] (widespread), Vietnam as per Catalogue of life;

SK872 22 NOV-2017:ID : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location: Ghandtuk, Kaski, Nepal
Altitude:7000 ft.
Date: 17 November 2017  
Senecio …???
Image Credit : Sameer Kasaju

Closet I could reach as per comparative images at Senecio is Senecio scandens Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don

Are you Ok with this id of Senecio scandens ?

I am still not sure. Leaves looks like different!

Any other species available in Nepal checklist of this genus which is not there in efi database.

Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen ??

Pl. post high resolution images to check the details.
It appears possible as per FoC illustration  Checklist of Nepal  POWO  GBIF specimen from Nepal and it specimens as below:

Sorry … Images were shot by son by mobile !

senecio? at 2400m : 10 posts by 3 authors.
Is this a senecio?
Nepal – Janakpur (NP)
Underway from Kyama to Umarthirta in Numbur valley at about 2400m
Along the path at a dry place

Synotis sp. ??

Does not seem to match with the existing species in efi site at Synotis

Senecio is also possible as per comparative images herein.

Those hairy leaves; isn’t that a key to the species? It was a dry place along a road

I have incorporated key at Senecio from Flora of Bhutan.
However, this species look different than available in Bhutan.

It is Senecio as per keys herein.

Yes, it appears so.

SK 3667 10 December 2022:
Location:Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude : 2288m.
Date: 05 December2022
Habitat : Wild
Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen ??

It appears OK for me, Sir.
Kindly this attachment:
Synotis_jinshajiangensis_Asteraceae_Senecioneae a_new_species_from_northwestern_Yunnan_China/


Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 20 November 2023
Altitude: 2000m.
Habitat : Wild


SK333JAN22-2017:ID : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)
Location: Raniban, Balaju, Kathmandu,Nepal
Altitude: 4900 ft.
Date: 20 January 2017
Inula cuspidata (Wall. ex DC.) C.B.Clarke (provisionally accepted name) ?? or
Solidago virga-aurea L. (provisionally accepted name)  ?? or some different ???

I think does not match with images at Solidago virgaurea or Duhaldea cuspidata
Also does not match with comparative images at Inuleae 

The white particles over the leaves are snow or dust or characteristic of it?
Just asking in interest.

Some Senecio or Synotis species ?

It is Senecio rufinervis

Solidago virgaurea L.
European Goldenrod.
No Nepali Name

Does not match with its images at

Synotis rufinervis (DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen
But some confusion about the flowering period and the elevation.

Any further information about this ?

Synotis rufinervis Syn. Senecio rufinervis

I think this looks like Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen !
Please have a look.

Further Synotis cappa is different from Duhaldea cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Pruski & Anderb.
Description from Flora of China:
Synotis cappa (Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don) C. Jeffrey & Y. L. Chen
Subshrubs or shrubby herbs, rhizomatous. Stems erect, to 150 cm tall, often flexuous, densely lanate or arachnoid-tomentose, ± glabrescent when old, simple or usually branching above in synflorescences, leafless in lower part at anthesis. Leaves petiolate or sometimes subsessile; petiole to 10 mm, stout, densely tomentose, base often auriculate; blade broadly to narrowly obovate-oblanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 10-28 × 4-8 cm, papery, abaxially densely to sparsely fulvous pubescent on veins and densely to sparsely whitish tomentose, sometimes ± glabrescent, adaxially shortly densely to sparsely pubescent and sometimes thinly white arachnoid to subglabrous, pinnately veined, lateral veins 12-28, arcuate-ascending, base attenuate, margin finely to coarsely mucronulate-serrate, apically acuminate. Upper leaves and leaves of branches lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, gradually smaller. Capitula radiate, usually numerous, arranged in terminal and axillary usually 10-20-headed dense compound corymbs or thyrses; peduncles 5-10 mm, densely tomentose, with a few linear or linear-subulate bracts. Involucres narrowly campanulate, 5-7 × 2-4 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus ca. 8, linear-lanceolate, 3-5 mm, apically acuminate; phyllaries 8-13, linear-lanceolate, ca. 1 mm wide, herbaceous, densely tomentose, margin narrowly scarious, apically obtuse to acute and puberulent. Ray florets ca. 8; corolla tube ca. 2.5 mm; lamina yellow, ca. 3.5 × 1 mm, 4-veined, 3-denticulate. Disk florets 11-17; corolla yellow, ca. 5 mm, with ca. 1.5 mm tube and funnelform limb; lobes ovate-oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, apically acute. Anthers ca. 2.5 mm; anther tails slightly exceeding antheropodia; appendages ovate-oblong; antheropodia rather slender, basally slightly dilated. Style branches ca. 1 mm, fringed with short papillae, terminal tuft not evident. Achenes ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Pappus white, ca. 5 mm.
Fl. Oct-Jan.

Forest margins, thickets, streamsides, meadows; 1500-2300 m.
Guangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal, N Thailand].

Yes … ! Earlier,  Senecio cappa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don and Inula cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) DC. !

SK1671 23 Dec 2018 : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 2064 m.
Date : 12 December 2018
Habit : Wild
Synotis acuminata (Wall. ex DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen ??
Syn : Senecio acuminatus Wall.

Synotis rufinervis (DC.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen ??

Pl. check

Leaf margin does not look like matching.

To me looks different from comparative images at Senecioneae

Some reference: Research Gate

SK1771 30 Jan 2019 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)- around 750 kb each.
Location : Okharpauwa, Nuwakot, Nepal
Date :  30 January 2019
Elevation : 1600 m.
Habit : Wild
Is this the same as SK1671 23 Dec 2018 ??

Sir I think its Senecio sp. but leaf structure doesn’t matched with the common Senecio sp. Its leaves structure somewhat close to Senecio ovatus, but its may be a cultivated one. i don’t found its distribution record in india. Another characters such as leaf shape, distribution pattern are best matched with S. ovatus. Sir i also suggest an another species name Senecio nemorensis, also check with this one.

Mostly my posts are from Nepal. This is also from Nepal.
By the way both] sp. you have suggested is not listed in Nepal.

Yes, to me also appear close to images of Duhaldea cuspidata (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb. in your other post at SK1671 23 Dec 2018 

Some confusion remains about the flowering period as there is difference of 2-3 months late than recorded. And some differences in flowering pattern compared to images in the net, less petals compared to net images.

MS,Oct.,2021/43 Asteraceae for id.: 2 images.
Location : Lurh tlang

Altitude : ca.1,600-1,900 m.
Date : 04-12-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Synotis I guess !

Synotis lushaensis (C.E.C.Fisch.) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen ??

This is Duhaldea cuspidata, as per images and details herein.

This appears more closer to images and details at Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen


SK 3305 09 January 2022 – Asteraceae: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Altitude: 2000 m.
Date: 09 December 2021
Habit : Wild

Closest I can go is Duhaldea cuspidata (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb.

This appears more closer to images and details at Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen

Thank you … !


Duhaldea cuspidata (DC.) Anderb.: 3 very high res. images.
Location: Shivapuri, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Altitude: 2158m.
Date: 13 November 2022
Habit : Wild

Yes, appears close to images at

SK 3656 04 December 2022: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Chandragiri Nepal
Altitude : 2206m.
Date: 23 November 2022
Habit : Wild
Senecio?? Synotis ??

I think close to images at—l/ar/asteraceae/asteroideae/inuleae/duhaldea/inula-cuspidata

Need id assistance of Another Asteraceous taxon: 1 high res. image.

I need id assistance for the attached Asteraceae taxon
Locality: Darjeeling [Rambi Forest]
Date: 07/10/2015
Altitude: 6950 ft

Please check Duhaldea cuspidata (Wall. ex DC.) Anderb. at

Yes, It is matched. Thank you … for your id assistance

This appears more closer to images and details at Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen


Need id assistance of Another Asteraceous taxon: 1 high res. image.

I need your id assistance of attached Asteraceous taxon
Locality: Darjeeling Alubari TN Road
Date: Nov 2018
Altitude: 5826 ft

Pl. check

This appears more closer to images and details at Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen

Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen : 7 posts by 1 author. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2700m.
Habitat  : Wild
Syn : Senecio cappa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don


Synotis cappa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) C.Jeffrey & Y.L.Chen: 9 very high res. images.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 1822 m.
Date: 19 December 2023
Habit : Wild



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