Acilepis heynei (Bedd. ex Gamble) H. Rob. & Skvarla, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 122: 141 (2009) (syn: Vernonia heynei Bedd. ex Gamble);
India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per POWO;

401 ID wild plant Cyanthillium: 21 high res. images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 18DEC2022, 12.50pm
Habitat: wild moisture, misty shady grassland hill
Plant habit: scandent shrub, branches, hard stem 02cm diameter, rough brown bark, perennial
Host tree: Terminalia
Height: 04 meters
Leaves: alternate, elliptic, acute, simple, rough, hairy, serrated margins, size:12×6cm
Flower: axillary panicle racemose, clustered, diameter:01cm, good fragrance
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Acilepis saligna var. nilghirensis (Hook.fil.) Ras.Beeg. & Sibi ?

I think it looks different. Try these two (the closest I can go):
Acilepis fysonii (Calder) H.Rob. & Skvarla: GBIF specimen and POWO specimen
Acilepis heynei (Bedd. ex Gamble) H.Rob. & Skvarla: POWO specimen and GBIF specimen.

I find it more closer to Acilepis heynei (Bedd. ex Gamble) H.Rob. & Skvarla as per POWO specimen and GBIF specimen
Pl. confirm or otherwise.

Thank you very much for sharing links for ID. All images and specimens are very sensitive, so I can’t confirm it. So please suggest a matching ID.

My suggestion is Acilepis heynei (Bedd. ex Gamble) H.Rob. & Skvarla as per POWO specimen and GBIF specimen


POWO specimen  GBIF specimen  Catalogue of Life  BSI Flora of India  Flora of peninsular India
Plants Studies on the Paleotropical Vernonieae (Asteraceae): additions to the genus Acilepis from southern Asia– PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
122(2):131–145. 2009- Harold Robinson and John J. Skvarla