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Cirsium eriophoroides (Hook.f.) Petrak: in Bail. Bot. 78: 9. 1912. Cnicus eriophoroides Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 363. 1881.

Herbs, tall, stout; stems sparsely villous or cottony. Radical leaves pinnatifid, lobes broad, lobulate, petioled; cauline broad, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, sinuate-lobed, membranous, glabrous, cobwebby or setulose above, cottony or glabrate beneath. Heads solitary or clustered, 5.0 - 7.5 cm across, densely woolly. Involucral bracts lanceolate, ending in soft long spines; inner numerous, linear acuminate. Corolla ca 6.2 cm long. Achenes obovoid-oblong ca 5 mm long. Pappus brown ca 1.5 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, Sikkim.


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