Dahlia species/ cultivar- Bangalore

17042014Al193 Asteraceae for ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Found in Bangalore
Ray florets and bud suggest a Dahlia.
And I may very well be wrong!
Not matching a Dahlia
Any other?
If leaves belong to this, this can be Gerbera..
May be the flower is unusually developed...
No, I have no idea, for I still think it's a Dahlia cultivar/variety.
Well, ..., I fail to find further solution, leaves of one butter daisy look similar, but flowers are different. I couldn't find any similar Melampodium. Flower looks rather like Dahlia variabilis, but leaves not.
I fail to id this one.
If you clicked "Dahlia" in my 2nd reply mail in this thread you would have seen similar looking flower - https://australianseed.com/shop/item/dahlia-red-skin-mix. If you did search with the term, "Dahila variabilis" you could have landed to leaves like yours, one example - http://biljke.bosnianforum.com/t244-dalija-dahlia-variabilis.
As I said earlier, I still think it's a Dahlia for its flower and bud. Or do you have better alternative?
No sir. I think you got it right with this one. The yellow flower in the centre is a perfect match!
Thank you very much.
My 2nd reply in this very thread can be accessed at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/indiantreepix/JoG6fmdKl_M/YVu2CEtZY7cJ. Each of the word, in string "Dahlia cultivar/variety." was linked with a different site. You didn't reply at that time!
No problem, of late it has been a customary practice of this group not to bother for any reply or reply in such a way as to bypass certain mail addresses!
btw, I think, we should not go for particular Dahlia species. At most it can be Dahlia variabilis Hort.
I apologise sir.
And yes definitely, this may be left at Dahlia sp.
Thank you very much.
Never apologise ..., you didn't do anything wrong, I knew you might had missed the first link in that string. I too was not sure about leaves. But, I find no alternative, and as I said flower and bud look like that of Dahlia.
Please do never hesitate to argue with me on any id related issue. In that process I too learn from you :)
of course sir. :)
Thank you once again.