Torilis arvensis Huds
Similar to T. japonica in habit but much more slender, rays fewer, involcre bracts usually absent, rarely up to 3, spines less sharply curved, ribs less prominent. Photographed from Tapiana, Sialkot near Baramulla, Kashmir, alt. 1800 m, 27-7-2011.
T. leptophylla, also lacking involucre bracts has much longer straight spines on fruits.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.