Question & Identification

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Vinay Thite

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Feb 17, 2021, 12:35:32 AMFeb 17
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The length of ray floret.

In my photo of Ray floret, the blade is 15 mm, and the floret stalk is 7 mm. So, the ray floret length is 22 mm or 15mm? This information is important to distinguish between four candidates, namely Delairea odorata, Senecio angulatus, Senecio tamoides, and Senecio macroglossus.

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Kindly identify this plant.

Date/Time- 15 FEB 2021

Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Bengaluru

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Balcony Garden

Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber

Height/Length- Grown up to 100 cm tall.

Flowers are not fragrant. Most of the flowers have five ray florets. 

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The yellow flowers are difficult to identify.

My reasoning:

My flower has five ray florets. So, it cannot be Delairea odorata (no ray florets).   

 

The ray floret blade length is 15 mm. It is medium. So, it cannot neither be a small blade (6-9 mm) flower of Senecio angulatus nor be a large blade (>20mm) flower of Senecio macroglossus.

So, by eliminating all the possibilities one can safely reason out that the flower is Senecio tamoides.

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Other observations from 'Comparison' photo.

The flower in question has bracts longer and not curling away. There is a presence of pappus between the bract whorl and ray floret whorl.

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Now I invite all experts to confirm the flower. 


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VST20210216-Ray floret.png
VST20210216 -Single flower head.png
VST20210216 - Comparison.png

J.M. Garg

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Feb 21, 2021, 6:40:04 AMFeb 21
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Thanks, Vinay ji.
Pl. also post the habit and leaf images. 

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J.M. Garg

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Feb 21, 2021, 11:51:29 AMFeb 21
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Thanks, Vinay ji

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Attaching two more photos. 
This plant is in our balcony. 
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VST20210221- leaves.jpg
VST20210221- flower heads.jpg

J.M. Garg

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Feb 25, 2021, 5:02:49 AMFeb 25
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Thanks, Vinay ji.
Yes, identified as such earlier at Identification
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J.M. Garg

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Feb 25, 2021, 6:23:21 AMFeb 25
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Yes, Vinay ji


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On Thu, 25 Feb, 2021, 4:36 pm Vinay Thite, <thi...@gmail.com> wrote:
So it is indeed Senecio tamoides.
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