ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: Ageratum conyzoides from Uttarakhand_DSR_2

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D.S Rawat

Jun 3, 2013, 2:35:21 AM6/3/13
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Ageratum L. genus is represented in India by two species- A. conyzoides and A.houstonianum. Both of these species are not native in India but are invasive alien species originating in Tropical America. In Uttarakhand these reach up to 2000m altitude in the Himalaya. These closely related pantropica weed species can be differentiated as follows:

Involucral bracts linear, sharply acute-acuminate, sparsely hairy; Corolla of the florets 1.5mm long, shorter than awned pappus scale.... A.conyzoides L.

Involucral bracts linear setaceous, densely hairy; Corolla of the florets 2.5mm long, as long as or longer than awned pappus .... A.haustonianum Mill.

DSRawat Pantnagar


Gurcharan Singh

Jun 4, 2013, 10:31:29 AM6/4/13
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Very good photographs Rawat ji

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Jun 4, 2013, 10:48:22 AM6/4/13
Thank you for explaining the differences between the 2 species.

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