Launaea acaulis (Roxb.) Babc. ex Kerr SN21921

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Ponnutheerthagiri Santhan

Sep 21, 2021, 5:39:36 AM9/21/21
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Wild herb from Doddabetta area of Nilgiri hills
Dr. Santhan P 
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J.M. Garg

Sep 26, 2021, 7:34:17 AM9/26/21
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Hi, Santhan ji,
Can also be Launaea intybacea as per details herein and as per POWO and as per species found in Tamil Nadu as per details at Launaea?
Do you have the images of the phyllaries?
Do you have keys between the two?

Also check L.aculis as per POWO specimens- one and two.

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J.M. Garg

Sep 26, 2021, 9:58:15 AM9/26/21
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From: Ponnutheerthagiri Santhan <>
Date: Sun, 26 Sept 2021 at 18:01
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:399230] Launaea acaulis (Roxb.) Babc. ex Kerr SN21921
To: J.M. Garg <>

Leaves confined to the base only, no cauline leaves, only the peduncle is long and branched, leaves hairy. I was looking for Teraxacum officinale. It is looking similar but leaves glabrous, lobes pointed and pattern entirely different, head also a little larger.
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Dr. Santhan P
Industrial R&D expert, Plant taxonomist
Author of the Book "Trees of our Life" Botany, Chemistry, Medicine

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