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Tricholepis amplexicaulis C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 240. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 381. 1881.

Herbs, erect, stout, glabrous, 0.9 - 1.5 m tall; stems rigid; branches angled, ribbed, quite smooth, shining. Leaves linear-oblong, 7.5 - 12.5 x 1.2 - 5.7 cm, quite glabrous, pale when dry, half amplexicaul at base. Heads 1.8 - 2.5 cm across; peduncles short, stout, angular, bracteate by linear leaves. Involucral bracts acicular, recurved, often tipped with black. Receptacular scales longer than achenes. Corolla 1.2 - 1.6 cm long. Achenes pale brown, compressed, ca 5 mm long, perfectly smooth, glossy. Pappus absent or of a few bristles.

Fl. & Fr. Oct. - Feb.

Distrib. India: Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.

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