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Jurinea cooperi Anthony in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 18: 21. 1933.

Herbs, perennial, stemless; roots long, woody, branched. Radical leaves rosulate, lanceolate or oblanceolate, runcinate-pinnatifid, 9 - 15 x 4 - 7 cm; lobes, irregular, denticulate, shortly mucronate, upper surface green, scabrid, white tomentose beneath; petiole 1 - 3 cm long hispid. Heads many (4-10), sessile, crowded ca 2 cm across. Involucral bracts ca 5-seriate, margins of upper halves hispid; outer lanceolate, acute, 1 - 2 cm long, 4 mm broad; inner narrowly lanceolate, ca 2 cm long, 2 mm broad, obtuse. Receptacular bristles subulate, 3 - 5 mm long. Florets purple, ca 2 cm long; corolla tube 1.5 cm long; limb 5 mm long. Achenes (immature) quadrangular, ca 4 mm long. Pappus multi seriate, almost plumose, white, ca 2 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 4,3000 m, amongst rocky boulders. Sikkim.

China and Tibet.

Notes. Some authors treat this species as Diplazoptiloll cooperi (Anth.) Shih.

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