Senecio neelgherryanus

Senecio neelgherryanus DC., "in Wight, Contrib. 23." 1834. ;

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Herbs, greenish white, perennial, stout, villous; stems 30-50 cm high, terete. Leaves greyish green, oblong to lanceolate, obtuse, serrate, 7-12.5 x 1-1.5 cm, scabrid on the upper surface; white tomentose beneath, 1-nerved, auricled. Capitula radiate 1.2 cm in diam., bracteolate, many on long peduncle. Involucre greyish green, campanulate, 10-10.2 mm long, hairy; bracts 30-40, subacute with broad, scabrid nerve. Ray florets 10-15, linear-oblong, spreading. Disc florets numerous. Achenes cylindrical, 2.5-3 mm long, strongly ribbed, scabrid. Pappus of white hairs.
Flowering and fruiting: May-December
Shola forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

ANSEPT24 Asteraceae for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
It was growing amidst rocks on the hills
August 2014
I think a Senecio.. may be S. nudicaulis

Senecio neelgherryanus DC. is a herb with heterogamous yellowish head, reported from Tidiandmul area of Coorg.
Thank you very much sir.