Common name: Himalayan Tree Vernonia
Botanical name: Vernonia volkameriifolia Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Himalayan Tree Vernonia is a small tree with velvet-hairy branchlets.
Leaves are obovate-oblong or lance-shaped, pointed or blunt. Margins are
entire or irregularly toothed. The leaf-stalk half encircles the stem at
the base. Flowers are pale mauve in heads about 8 mm long, very numerous,
in large branched clusters at the end of branches. Achenes are 10-ribbed,
and the pappus is whitish. Himalayan Tree Vernonia is found in the
Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan to NE India, at altitudes of 400-2400 m.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
|Photographed in Gangtok, Sikkim & Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh.|