Carpesium trachelifolium Less., Linnaea 6 233 1831. (syn: Carpesium cernuum var. trachelifolium (Less.) C. B. Cl.);
NE. Pakistan to China (Sichuan, Yunnan) and Myanmar, Taiwan: China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;

SK 2994 26 September 2021: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 2600 m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Asteraceae … ??

This is Carpesium trachelifolium as per GBIF specimens from Nepal- onetwo and as per FoC illustration.

Yes …



Blumea? ABAUG2016/45 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Is it a Blumea sp? Please advise.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
2000m approx.
16 August 2016

Does not seem to match with any of the species as per comparative images so far in efi at Blumea

To me appears close to Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC. as per images, details and references herein.

Thank you … Most of the photos at the link show multiple flowers growing from the same node while our plants have solitary flowers. I am not sure if they match. Please check.

Yes. You have a valid point. It has to be something else.

Any idea about the genus or tribe of Asteraceae?

Please compare with Carpesium arbotanoides… Looks very likely…!!

Thank you … Carpesium looks very likely but our plant looks different from C. abrotanoides. I will look more closely soon.

Yes, looks different from images at Carpesium abrotanoides
What are the other species of Carpesium reported from your area?

Thank you … I have not been able to look into this yet. I will look up the reference material I have soon.

Carpesium nepalense Less. ??

Thanks, …, for the id suggestion.
Although appears close at first glance, to me looks a bit different from Carpesium nepalense Lessing (particularly the length and shape of capitulum, lower leaves etc.) as per Flora of China  FOC illustration  iNaturalist  Illustration  Flickr  Flickr2 Taibif  GBIF (high resolution specimens)

Also could not find a match as per comparative images at Senecioneae

Also does not matches with Carpesium trachelifolium as per GBIF and Carpesium lipskyi Winkl. as per FOC illustration

Thank you very much … for pursuing it and … again for suggestions. C. nepalense looks tantalisingly close but I am not yet sure. I am attaching a couple of additional photos taken this year to see if it helps.

Thanks, …, Yes, now it appears tantalisingly close as per
FOC illustration  iNaturalist  Illustration  Taibif

Looks matching with Carpesium trachelifolium Less.
SK 2994 26 September 2021


Carpesium trachelifolium Less. submission AS22 August 22: 6 very high res. images.
Carpesium trachelifolium Less.
Family – Asteraceae

A small sized about 1 feet long herb found on a walking trail in mixed temperature forest.
Elevation – 2000 metres
Photographed in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
In August 2022


Need id assistance for Darjeeling plant 1: 1 high res. image.

I need your id assistance for Darjeeling Asteraceous taxon
Locality: Darjeeling [Jalapahar]
Date: August 2014

Carpesium nepalense var. lanatum (Hook.fil. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke) Kitam. ??

It seems like Carpesium sp. May be C. trachelifolium…!!

Appears more closer to
Pl. check.



POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GCC  IPNI  GBIF specimens from Nepal- onetwo (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration   Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Pan India Bouquets  India Biodiversity Portal

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