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Chrysanthemum stoliczkai C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 147. 1876; Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 3: 314. 1881; Nair, Fl. Bash. Himal. 148. 1977.


Herbs, perennial, erect, viscid pubescent, branched, 15 - 30 cm high; rootstock woody. Radical leaves petioled, 2 - 4 cm long, 1 - 2 -pinnatisect; segments linear-oblong, aristate; cauline leaves 2 - 3 cm long, pinnatisect, sessile, segments dense to sparse, linear- oblong, aristate. Heads solitary on long, more or less naked peduncles, 2 - 4 cm in diam. Involucral bracts oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute 3 - 5 x 1 mm; outer with brown scarious margins; inner with white scarious margins. Receptacle broad, naked. Ray florets female 1.4 x 0.4 cm; ligule white, obscurely 3-fid, nerved. Disc florets yellow, hermaphrodite, tubular, slightly campanulate, 6 x 0.5 mm, limb 4 - 5-fid, lobes ovate, acute. Achenes cylindrical, 3 x 0.5 mm, strongly 5-ribbed. Pappus dimidiate, 1 - 2 x 1 mm, membranous.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, between 3000-4000 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Pakistan, W. Tibet and China.




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