Crepis multicaulis Ledeb., Icon. Pl. Fl. Ross. 1: 9 (1829) (syn: Aracium multicaule (Ledeb.) D. Dietrich; Crepis multicaulis subsp. congesta (Regel) Babc.; Crepis multicaulis var. congesta Regel & Herder; Crepis multicaulis var. laxa Regel & Herder; Crepis multicaulis subsp. subintegrifolia Tolm. & Rebristaya; Crepis stoliczkai C. B. Cl.; Hieracioides multicaule (Ledeb.) Kuntze; Hieracioides stoliczkai (C. B. Cl.) Kuntze; Intybus multicaulis (Ledeb.) R. E. Fr.);
N. Europe to Siberia and W. Himalaya, Vietnam: Afghanistan, Altay, Buryatiya, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Mongolia, North European Russi, Norway, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;
China (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, N-Norway, N-European Russia, Siberia (W-Siberia, C-Siberia), Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Iran (EC-Iran, NE-Iran: Mts., N-Iran), Afghanistan (Wakhan, Baghlan, Kunar / Nuristan, Paktia / Khost, Parwan), Pakistani Kashmir (Karakorum, Baltistan, Gilgit), Uzbekistan, India (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh), Pakistan (Chitral, Swat, Hazara), Vietnam as per CoL;

Clarice Comp. Ind. 255 ; perennial ?, stemless, hirsutely pubescent, leaves all radical long-petioled narrowly obovate-spathulate sinuate¬toothed or lyrate-pinnatifid, flowering stem erect naked sparingly corymbosely branched and glandular above, heads 1/2 in. long cylindric puberulous, outer invol. bracts minute, inner linear obtuse not thickened in fruit, achenes very narrowly fusiform not beaked finely ribbed rather longer than the soft white pappus. WESTERN HIMALAYA ; Kashmir, Tilail, alt. 12,000 ft., Clarke ; Lahul, alt. 9500¬ 13,000 ft., Stoliczka.

WESTERN TIBET ; Karakoram, alt. 14,000 ft., Clarke.

Leaves very few and narrow, 2-5 in. long, obtuse, pubescent on both surfaces. Flowering stems 6-12 in., rather stout but soft, often copiously glandular above ; peduncles usually short, naked, with a subulate bract at the base ; invol. bracts 8-10, green, with fainter margins. Achenes 1/6 in., very slender, distinctly narrowed upwards from the middle, red-brown ; pappus persistent but easily removed.—Clarke compares this with C. proemorsa, Froel., and C. multicaulis, Ledeb. ; and he further suggests that it may be Barkhausia roylei, DC. (Prodr. vii. 157), but it has not the beaked achenes of that genus, nor are the leaves sessile.

(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))


Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K: 251111 SRANA 02:  Request for Identification:

Date: 15th May 2011
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 1956 meters asl
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb

Plant height: 30-60 cms

I hope Crepis japonica, but leaves in focus are important for confirmation.

I beg to differ, here number of florets are more than 30 against Youngia japonica (L.) DC.
It might be Crepis multicaulis Ledeb., the first picture shows hint of white hairs on stem, peduncles. Please check with the original plate if hair and glands also present on involucre.

Yes, appears possible as per GBIF specimens- from Kashmir- one and two.
Phyllaries also appear to be hairy.



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