Cirsium walchii DC
The species is considered very distinct from other species in very distinctly dilated tips of most upper involucre bracts, which have
distinct scarious serrulate margins and tips. Some specimens with spiniscent tips may be confused with C. verutum, where tips are
narrower and not scarious. Heads are less than 4 cm across, usually solitary on long naked pedunclesor sessile and fascicled.
Here are typical specimens from Narbal, Kashmir, 1600 m, 25-7-2011.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.