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Tricholepis elongata DC., Prodr. 6: 563. 1838; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 380. 1881.

Herbs, perennial, 60 - 150 cm tall, pubescent or scaberulous, sparingly branched. Leaves very variable in shape and size, linear, oblong-lanceolate, elliptic or obovate, acute or obtuse at apex, toothed, serrate or distantly runcinate, 5 - 10 x 1.5 - 4.5 cm, covered with raised points on the surface or scaberulous or pubescent, sessile. Heads 1.2 - 5.0 cm across. Involucral bracts acicular, tips ciliate. Receptacular bristles longer than achenes. Corolla yellow, 1.2 - 1.6 cm long. Achenes narrowly oblong, ca 5 mm long, acutely 5-angled, slightly broader upwards, truncate, smooth. Pappus hairs pale brown, ca 6 mm long, in many rows, pale brown, shining.

Fl. & Fr. May - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, 1300-2800 m. Jammu & kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

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