Launaea species- Pantnagar, Uttarakhand

 
 
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Launaea acaulis (Rocb.) Kerr is a spring annual in Pantnagar.
Flower heads are borne on scapes devoid of leaves.
Kindly validate the ID.
Beautiful postings.
Would you pl. confirm it or otherwise in view of your replies at another thread ?
The flowers at another thread look different from the one posted by Dr Rawat. Interested to know which one is the real L. acaulis.
The posted pictures show some features of Launaea procumbens as per FoC. I am not sure of the ID, though.
However, study of roots, phyllaries, achenes and pappus should help confirm the ID.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=117736

 
 
 
 
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