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fireweed

Crassocephalum crepidioides

2 Species ID Suggestions

namitha
namitha 8 years ago
Emilia fosbergii
Florida Tasselflower, Flora's Paintbrush Emilia fosbergii
namitha
namitha 8 years ago
Ebolo, thickhead, redflower ragleaf, or fireweed
Crassocephalum crepidioides Ebolo, thickhead, redflower ragleaf, or fireweed


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5 Comments

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

it's totally okay. i have updated it's ID
thanks a lot namitha!

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Hi Nuwan, I am really sorry to say that I have made a mistake in ID ing this plant. It makes total sense why I couldn't find info about Emilia fosbergii in Srilanka. This spotting is that of Crassocephalum crepidioides and not Emilia, same family, Asteraceae but different genus.
I also found 2 other spottings of this same species in PN http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/919....
Reference sites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crassocepha..., http://www.iewf.org/weedid/Crassocephalu...

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

It could be but I couldn't find any information about that. I think its okay to confirm the species. But I will try to find how it came to Srilanka. In Kerala Emilia sonchifolia is common. But I have never come across fosbergii.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

thanks namitha I've updated the spotting, could it be introduced?

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

But the fact that this species of Emilia is not found usually in Srilanka makes me doubt whether I had made a mistake in ID ing it.

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Nittambuwa, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

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