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Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, entire. Heads homogamous, discoid, in terminal corymbs, few flowered. Involucre shorter than the flowers; bracts 4 - 5 -seriate, coriaceous; outer ones much shorter. Florets white, all bisexual, fertile. Corolla tubular, 5-lobed. Anther bases sagittate. Style filiform, obtuse, 2-fid. Achenes 5 - 6 -ribbed, densely silky. Pappus scabrid, abundant.

Myanmar, Nepal and India (Himalayan and N.E. region); 2 species in India.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Leaves velvety-tomentose beneath; corymbs spreading; pappus dirty white, longer than the achenes 2. Leucomeris spectabilis
b. Leaves glabrous beneath; corymbs almost capitate; pappus reddish, as long as the achenes 1. Leucomeris decora


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