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Matricaria disciformis (Sch.-Bip.) DC., Prodr. 6: 51. 1838. Tripleurospermum disciforme Sch.- Bip., Tanacet. 34. 1844. M. corymbifera DC., Prodr. 7: 297. 1838.

Herbs, erect, glabrous, 30 - 50 cm high; rootstock woody; stems terete or striate, many from the rootstock, branched upwards, slender. Leaves 2 - 3-pinnatisect; segments finely dissected, setaceous with mucronate tips; lower leaves 2 - 3 cm long; upper leaves 1 - 1.5 cm long. Heads long peduncled, solitary or in terminal corymbs, ca 8 mm in diam. Outer involucral bracts broadly oblong with white searious margins, 2 - 2.5 mm long; inner oblanceolate with narrow, white searious margins, 3 mm long. Receptacle globose, convex, naked. Ray florets yellow, female, fertile, ca 3 mm long; ligule obscrurely lobed at tip. Disc florets hermaphrodite, fertile, tubular, ca 3 mm long, limb 5-fid. Achenes cylindrical, ca 1 mm long, dorsally smooth, ventrally 3-ribbed. Pappus absent.

Fl. & Fr. Dec. - Aug.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, in dry places between 2500-4500 m. Himachal Pradesh (Kulu); rare.

Afghanistan and Turkistan.

Notes. There is a solitary specimen of Matricaria disciformis in Kashmir University Herbarium from Kulu, Himachal Pradesh.

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