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Echinops niveus Wallich ex DC., Prodr. 6. 526. 1838; Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 3: 359. 1881.

Hindi: Brham Danda.

Herbs, erect; stems simple or branched; branches densely cottony. Leaves bipinnatifid, 7.5 - 20.5 cm long, densely cottony beneath; segments narrow with long spines, revolute. spinulose at margins. Heads 3.5 - 7.5 cm across; spines usually included. Outer involucral bracts oblanceolate, spinescent; inner connate, ca 2.5 cm long. Achenes ca 3 mm long, hairy, crowded with pappus. Pappus ca 1 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Feb.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, on open dry sunny slopes, 1300-2800 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

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