Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Pluchea indica
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family Bibliography
      Pluchea indica

Common name(s): marsh fleabane, Indian fleabane, Indian pluchea
General Information
DistributionNative to southern Asia, widely introduced in the tropics, usually in saline places.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Midway, Laysan, Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe, Hawai`i.

Erect shrubs 10-15(-20) dm tall, sparsely puberulent or tomentose, especially on younger parts.
Leaves obovate, 2.5-4(-5) cm long, 1.2-2 cm wide, margins coarsely dentate, entire toward base, petioles 0-0.5 cm long.
Heads in hemispherical panicles; involucre cylindrical to campanulate when dry, inner bracts glabrous and shiny on outer face, margins sometimes ciliate; disk corollas pink or purplish pink; pappus a ring of 15-16 bristles.
Achenes ca. 1 mm long, glabrous or with a few white hairs near apex.
2n = 20, 30