Clarke Comp. Ind. 199 ; herbaceous, hirsute puberulous scaberulous or glabrate, stem strict or slender, leaves polymorphous simple or more often lyrate-pinnatifid with broadly auricled bases or petioles, terminal lobe ovate or orbicular-ovate or cordate lobulate and toothed lateral small gashed or 0, heads ecalyculate irregularly corymbose on stout or slender peduncles, invol. bracts 12-16 1/6 in. long linear-oblong acuminate usually glabrous, ligules 8-10 broadly oblong, achenes quite or nearly glabrous or hispid slender equalling the dirty-white pappus. Doronicum Walkeri, Arn. Pugill. 32 ; DC. Prodr. vi. 322 ; Thwaites Enum. 167.
The CONCAN ; Bababoodan and Wattikely hills, alt. 5000 ft., Law, &c. CEYLON ; central province, alt. 5-7000 ft., Walker, &c.
A most sportive plant ; some of the Concan specimens are very stout, a foot high with a much branched stem as thick below as the little finger and leaves with the terminal lobe 2.1/2 in. diam. ; others have flexuous leafy unbranched stems with long petioled leaves reduced to the terminal lobe, others have oblong leaves 4-5 by 1 in., uniformly pinnatifid with oblong ascending toothed lobes. The Ceylon forms are often as stout, but more often slender, less branched and less leafy than the Concan ones, with sometimes a very few small elliptic petioled toothed leaves 1/2-1 in. long, without auricled bases, and the stem produced into a very slender forked scape bear¬ing 2-4 subcorymbose heads, on filiform peduncles. A very singular small apparently prostrate Ceylon form, probably growing in water, has slender stems emitting long roots, and rather recurved rhomboid petioled toothed leaves 1/4-1/2 in. long, and single or but few heads. The achenes are rarely as described by Clarke villously hairy ; I can sometimes detect only minute hairs, at others short spreading ones, and at others none at all ; they are about 1/10 in. long and contracted below the top. Clarke’s name is a very applicable one, but that of Walkeri should have been retained.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
Yet Another Compositae member for ID from Mullayanagiri Bababudangiri Road-GS15022022-4: 2 very high res. images.
Please help with the ID of yet another Compositae member photographed from Mullayanagiri Bababudangiri Road, Karnataka, 26-9-2015
I checked more than 30 species listed in Flora of Peninsular India.
Images appear similar to those of … kept wrongly at Senecio wightii in Flora of Peninsular India (also looks different from the specimen kept herein).
Another Compositae member for ID from Chikkamagalur Mullayanagiri Road-GS15022022-4: 3 very high res. images.
Please help with the ID of another Compositae member photographed from Mullayanagiri Bababudangiri Road , Karnataka, 26-9-2015.