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Chrysanthemum tibeticum Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 147. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 314. 1881.


Herbs, aromatic, viscid puberulous, 12 - 30 cm high; branches many, slender, woody, leafy upwards. Leaves 0.5 - 1.3 cm long, pinnatifid, segments linear oblong, acute or obtuse, mucronate. Heads white, solitary, 1.5 - 2 cm in diam., long peduncled, terminating the branches. Involucral bracts viscid pubescent, 2 - 3 x 0.5 mm; outer lanceolate, acute, margins brown scarious; inner oblong, obtuse, margins pale white scarious. Receptacle convex, naked. Ray florets female, 6 - 7 x 2 mm; ligule white, minutely 3-fid, nerved. Disc florets yellow, hermaphrodite, tubular, terete or 2-winged or more or less campanulate, 3 x 1 mm; limb 4 - 5-fid, lobes ovate, acute. Achenes angled and narrowly winged, 2 x 0.5 mm. Pappus none.

Fl. & Fr. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, between 3000-4500 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

W. Tibet and China.




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