Pseudognaphalium adnatum (DC.) Y. S. Chen (China (Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, SE-Tibet, Pakistan (Swat, Hazara, Dir, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Darjeeling, ?Sikkim), Bhutan, Nepal, Philippines (Luzon), Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma] (Mandalay, Shan), Laos, Cambodia, ?Vietnam as per Catalogue of life)

Pseudognaphalium hypolecum (DC.), O. M. Hilliard & B. L. Burtt (Images by Alok Mahendroo and Nidhan Singh, (Inserted by Gurcharan Singh) (Please click link to see all images))                                                 

Gnaphalium polycaulon Pers. (Images by Dinesh Valke (Id validation by Gurcharan Singh) & Anurag N Sharma (validation by A H Munshi) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


A complete list of Asteraceae (Compositae) of India has been published by BSI in 2009 as FLOWERING PLANTS OF INDIA- DICOTYLEDONS VOL 1 (ACANTHACEAE – AVICENNIACEAE) written by S.Karthikeyan, M.Sanjappa & S.Moorthi. Photographs (about 215) in this document are added by S.R.Yadav & N.Sasidharan.
As per this document (Karthikeyan et al.,2009) following wild species of Pseudognaphalium are known in India:
1- Pseudognaphalium affine (D.Don) Anderb.
2- P. hypoleucum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
3- P. luteo-album (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt (var. luteo-album; var. pallidum)  
No Pseudognaphalium seems threatened in India as no species is mentioned in Red Data Book of Indian Plants by Nayar and Sastry (1987-90).


From Floral Database of Tamilnadu :

Gnaphalium hypoleucum DC. is a synonym of Pseudognaphalium hypoleucum (DC.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt HerbWestern Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Open  LocalitiesFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987Dindigul, Nilgiri
Gnaphalium luteo-album L.  subsp. luteo-album = Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (L.) Hilliard & B. L. Burtt HerbWestern Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Open  LocalitiesFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987Coimbatore, Nilgiri, Theni, Tirunelveli
Gnaphalium luteo-album L. subsp. affine (D. Don.) Koster is a synonym of Pseudognaphalium affine (D.Don) Anderb. HerbWestern Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Open  LocalitiesFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987Dindigul

Botanical nameSynonymsFamilyCommon name
Gnaphalium affine is a synonym of Pseudognaphalium affine (D. Don) Anderberg Asteraceae Cotton Weed
Gnaphalium polycaulon Gnaphalium floccosum, Gnaphalium gracillimum Asteraceae Many-Stemmed Cudweed
Pseudognaphalium hypoleucum Gnaphalium hypoleucum Asteraceae White Leaved Cudweed
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum Gnaphalium luteoalbum, Helichrysum luteoalbum Asteraceae Weedy Cudweed

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    Gnaphalium & Pseudognaphalium : 1 post by 1 author.
    I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Gnaphalium & Pseudognaphalium

    Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

    Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

    If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

    Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

    I have added list of species of Gnaphalium and Pseudognaphalium in India with reference

    Pl. go through Gnaphalium & Pseudognaphalium page (Asteraceae (Compositae)) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by ... & me).

    If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

    If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.