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Echinops cornigerus DC., Prodr. 6: 525. 1838; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 358. 1881.

Annuals, erect, simple, stout; stems very leafy. Leaves ovate-oblong or oblong, pinnatifid or pinnate, 10 - 20 cm long, cobwebby above, densely cottony beneath; segments deeply lobulate; lobules spinescent. Heads ca 6 - 7.5 cm across with or without projecting spines; peduncles stout. Outer involucral bracts narrowly oblanceolate, glabrous, surrounded by ca 2.5 cm long bristles; inner connate, ca 1.6 cm long when mature. Achenes narrowly obconic, ca 8 mm long, villous.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, on open shady slopes, 2400-3300 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

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