Pulicaria angustifolia DC., Prodr. 5: 479 (1836) (syn: Callistephus concolor Dalzell ; Poloa dalzellii Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke ; Pulicaria indica Jaub. & Spach ; Pulicaria saxicola Edgew. ; Pulicaria stocksii Boiss.);
Pakistan to India as per POWO;
India: On sandy soil, dry river beds, open grounds and grazed pastures. Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka; very rare; Pakistan as per BSI Flora of India;

Asteraceae herb SN9072023: 1 high res. image.
Wild herb in Hasdeo river Manendragarh Madhya Pradesh

Very confusing whether it is Blumea or Grangea sps. Any more photos: closeups of flower and leaves ???. Needed for proper ID.

Yes, we have come across this earlier also at
But we were unable to nail down the id.

A tough task for this, since I do not have much literature for Indian Asteraceae with me, but I am 100% sure this is not Blumea DC. or Grangea Adens. or Pentanema Cass. or Vicoa Cass., morphological characters represent a species of Pulicaria Gaertn. (inflorescence, type of leaves – sessile, with auriculate base and flower heads).
There are chances of spread and it should be Pulicaria vulgaris Gaertn. or might be some subspecies of the same (little chances).
For reference please go through:

Pulicaria angustifolia is reported from Madya Pradesh. This particular specimen heads are not opened.

Yes, going by the distribution, it is more likely to be Pulicaria angustifolia and as per

Regarding the identification of the species: 7 images.
Satkosia Anugul Odisha

Please check https://efloraofindia.com/2011/01/18/asteraceae/ !

Appears close to images at https://efloraofindia.com/2011/03/03/grangea-maderaspatana/, but leaves look different.
I could not find any other alternative.

I guess this is different.

yes sir it’s seems different

What can be the correct possibility?

its not Grangia maderaspatana, leaf and head different


some Blumea ?

Yes, … That is more likely. Also posted earlier by … at Composite for I’d
But I am unable to find the exact Blumea species.

I also tried all species of Blumea listed in Flora of Peninsular India with distribution in Orissa, but could not go any closer.

This is (as per images, references and discussions herein):

Appears to be Conyza species

No, it is not.

I concur with …!  Images tally with Pulicaria angustifolia.


Composite for I’d: 2 high res. images.
Request for I’d of a composite from Bilaspur. Photographed in March 2022.

Another image of the plant

Pl. check comparative images at Blumea?

Can you post a habit image showing the whole plant?
Unable to judge based on these scanty images from Blumea and Inuleae

This is (as per images, references and discussions herein):



POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens)  BSI Flora of India  Flora of peninsular India  IBIS Flora

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