Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides O. Hoffm., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 229 (1894) as per efi thread;.
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Nigeria to Eritrea and S. Tropical Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe as per POWO (Sphaeranthus steetzii Oliv. & Hiern);
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Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides (Compositae): New record to Asia with its identity, typification, and distributionVARSHA V. NIMBALKAR, OSHIN A. SHARMA, MILIND M. GIRDHARI, MILIND M. SARDESAI- Phytotaxa Vol. 514 No. 3: 17 August 2021
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Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides, Asteraceae: 3 images- 1 high res.
Sending here some photographs of Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides, Asteraceae recently reported from Pune MH. This is a new record to Asia.


Thanks, …, for your wonderful publication: Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides (Compositae): New record to Asia with its identity, typification, and distribution
How is it different from Sphaeranthus indicus L. ?
Any keys?


Sending here the key for Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides as adapted from Kumar 1995.
Bracts of each capitulum strictly 4 i. e. one acuminate involucre  bract, two lateral inwardly folded bracts and one adaxial bract with a truncate apex, narrowing towards base, outer female florets strictly four there are more differences too.
Important note : Sphaeranthus steetzii should not be treated as synonym of Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides since as per protologue bisexual flowers are not present in the same.


 

 

 


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References: efi thread POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GCC  IPNI  Pl@ntNet  African Plants
Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides (Compositae): New record to Asia with its identity, typification, and distributionVARSHA V. NIMBALKAR, OSHIN A. SHARMA, MILIND M. GIRDHARI, MILIND M. SARDESAI- Phytotaxa Vol. 514 No. 3: 17 August 2021

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