Myriactis nepalensis on eFI

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Tabish

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Aug 6, 2023, 3:07:55 PM8/6/23
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Actually all the images depicted on the eFI page for Myriactis nepalensis should be of Myriactis wightii. If you see the description of M. nepalensis on Flora of China, the ray florets are much smaller than the disk florets, and are in 8-10 series. The illustration on FOC page correctly depicts the species. The probable culprit for this confusion are the two images linked on the FOC page, which don't agree with the illustration:
An image of Myriactis nepalensis from the book Flowers of the Se La by Magnus Lidén & Pankaj Bharali is attached here.
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Saroj Kasaju

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Aug 7, 2023, 2:58:56 AM8/7/23
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Saroj Kasaju

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Aug 7, 2023, 3:03:46 AM8/7/23
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However, POWO and the GBIF show the distribution for Nepal !

Thank you.

Saroj Kasaju

Tabish

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Aug 7, 2023, 4:21:11 AM8/7/23
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Yes, Myriactis wightii is already known from Nepal. Also, do have a look at the images of M. wightii at POWO:
There are images similar to the plants in your posts.
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Saroj Kasaju

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Aug 7, 2023, 4:50:07 AM8/7/23
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Thank you Tabish.

Can you please send me the link of any journal/documentation if you have the access ??

Saroj Kasaju

Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 7, 2023, 9:29:06 AM8/7/23
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Tabish ji, you may be right in some sense. The confusion is confounded by Flora of British India and unfortunately BSI Flora mostly copying it blindly and showing distribution of both varieties of M. wightii in Tamil Nadu, var, wightii in Sri Lanka also. 
       I think we may have several uploads of M. nepalensis from many parts of India. I am uploading specimens from Uttarakhand separately. 




Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.


J.M. Garg

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Aug 19, 2023, 2:27:46 AM8/19/23
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Thanks, Tabish ji.
After thorough scrutiny, I agree with you. 
Although the keys are correct, the distribution given is wrong in BSI Flora of India.
However, POWO gives the correct distribution. 
Keys in Flora of China are also correct. 

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Saroj Kasaju

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Aug 19, 2023, 2:30:17 AM8/19/23
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Dear Tabish,

Please have a look at all my posts in efi and opine

Thank you.

Saroj Kasaju

J.M. Garg

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Aug 19, 2023, 3:33:20 AM8/19/23
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As I still feel confused, let us see the detailed descriptions: 

 

 Myriactis nepalensis Lessing

 Myriactis wightii Candolle in Wight

Flora of China

Herbs, perennial, usually robust, 15-100 cm tall; rhizomes short, procumbent. Stems erect, often branched from middle or base, branches ascending, glabrous or sparsely villous. Leaves: basal and lower cauline winged petiolate, petiole to 10 cm, blade simple, large, ovate-elliptic, sometimes lobed or parted, lateral lobes 1- or 2(or 3)-paired, petiole base sheathing; mid cauline elliptic to ovate, 4-10 × 2.5-4.5 cm, margin coarsely serrate or crenate, base decurrent into broad, winged petioles (lower) or sessile (upper), petiole base or blade base ± auriculate-clasping; upper gradually smaller, sessile, elliptic, oblanceolate, or lanceolate, surfaces sparsely villosulous particularly on veins, more moderately so adaxially, base ± auriculate-clasping.
Capitula globose or hemispheric, 0.7-1.5 cm in diam., solitary or numerous in laxly corymbose-paniculiform synflorescences. Phyllaries 2- or 3-seriate, lanceolate, abaxially villosulous.
Ray florets 8- or more seriate, lamina orbicular or ovate, 0.6-0.8 mm, apex rounded or emarginate; disk floret limb broadly funnelform, 1.2-1.3 mm, villosulous, 4-lobed. Achenes straw-colored, 1.6-2.1 mm, faces sometimes 1-veined, apical collar viscid, dark. Fl. and fr. Apr-Nov.

Forests, forest margins, thicket margins, slopes, wet areas on grassy-shrubby disturbed slopes, steep moist slopes, meadows, open and moist or humid areas along streamsides, ravines, roadsides; 700-3700 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam].

Herbs, annual, 20-90 cm tall. Stems erect, usually branched from middle, rarely proximally, or simple, subscapose, branches ascending or spreading, densely to sparsely villous or glabrate in lower part. Leaves often with axillary branches or fascicled; lower blade ovate, or sometimes lyrate-pinnatilobate, terminal lobe ovate; mid cauline petiole ± broadly winged, blade broadly to narrowly ovate, 5-8 × 3-6 cm, rarely lyrate-pinnatilobate, terminal lobe same shape as blade,




surfaces villous to strigose-villous or villous only along veins, base clasping or auriculate-clasping, margin deeply crenate or serrate or incised-serrate, entire in uppermost leaves or lateral lobes.
Capitula few or numerous in terminal, laxly corymbiform or paniculate-corymbiform and lateral, laxly racemiform synflorescences; peduncle 0.4-5 cm. Involucre hemispheric, ca. 1.2 cm in diam. (in fruit); phyllaries 2(or 3)-seriate, subequal, narrowly oblong to lanceolate, 3-4 mm, abaxially sparsely villous to glabrate, apex fimbriate-lacerate.
Ray florets 2-seriate, tube ca. 0.4 mm, glandular, lamina linear, 0.8-1 × 0.1-0.2 mm, apex obtuse, sometimes 2-lobed; disk florets tube cylindric, ca. 0.4 mm, limb campanulate, 0.8-1 mm, 5-lobed, glabrous or base of limb barely glandular. Achenes greenish to pale brown, 1.5-2.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Nov.

Forests on slopes, mixed forests, grasslands, streamsides; 1900-3600 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam]. 

BSI flora of India











Herbs, glabrous, or hispid stems prominently ribbed. Leaves ovate or lanceolate, coarsely serrate 5 - 12.5 x 2 - 4 cm, sessile or subsessile.




Heads globose, ca 8 mm across, borne on short rigid peduncles, subpaniculate. Involucral bracts acute, reflexed. Ray florets ca 10-seriate. Disc florets few. Achenes ca 1 mm long, mucronate.



Herbs, erect, hirsute-pubescent or villous, (10-15) 60 - 90 cm high. Lower leaves ovate or lyrate, or obovate-spathulate, 2.5 - 10 cm, long petioled; upper obovate-oblong, entire or distantly serrate, auricled at base, sessile, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces.
Heads 6-8 mm across, long peduncled. Involucral bracts ca 4 mm long, acute or obtuse at apex, scarious at margin, pubescent. Ligule white at first, becoming purplish 2.5 - 3 mm long, linear, Disc florets yellow: ca 2 mm long. Achenes ca 2 mm long, shortly beaked, oblanceolate, glabrous.

Flora of British India as per IBIS Flora

Less. ; DC. Prodr. v. 308 ; glabrous villous or hispid, leaves ovate or lanceolate coarsely serrate, heads subpaniculate, invol. bracts acute at length reflexed, achenes mucronate at the top not beaked. Clarke Comp. Ind. 38. M. Gmelini, DC. l. c. 309. M. oleosa and M. gracilis, Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. xx. 65 and 66. M. carnosa, Wall. Cat. 3219. Botryadenia Gmelini, Fisch, & Mey. Ind. Sem. ii. 30 ; Regel Sert. Petrop. t. 23. Lavenia dentata, Wall. Cat. 3216 A.
TEMPERATE HIMALAYA ; from Kashmir to Sikkim, alt. 5-10,000 ft. KHASIA MTS., alt. 4-6000 ft. —DISTRIB. Central Asia.

A most variable weedy plant, of which I am quite unable to make satisfactory varieties ; indeed, as Bentham suggests, it may be only a form of Wightii. 

DC. in Wight Contrib. 10 ; Prodr. v. 308 ; pubescent or villous, leaves ovate or lyrate distantly serrate, upper lanceolate sessile, heads long-peduncled, invol. bracts acute villous, achenes shortly beaked. Wight Ic. t. 1091 ; Clarke Comp. Ind. 38. M. javanica, DC. l. c. ; Clarke l. c.




Nilgherry MTS. ; alt. 8000 ft. Ceylon ; central province, alt. 5-8000 ft.

A weed 2-3 ft. high ; stem rigid, branches divaricating. Leaves 1-4 in., petiole winged, upper auricled. Heads 1/3 in. diam., on long strict peduncles. 

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 19, 2023, 3:40:50 AM8/19/23
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Truth is somewhere in between. 
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