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

Herbs, 0.6 - 1.8 m tall, slender, glabrous or puberulous, branched; branches from the base, elongate. Leaves elliptic or lanceolate, acute or acuminate at apex, denticulate at margin; 5.0 - 15.0 x 3.5 - 6.0 cm, smooth or scaberulous above, pubescent beneath. Heads ca 3.5 cm across, nodding, ebracteate; peduncles long. Involucral bracts acicular or filiform, recurved, ciliate tips black, spreading in fruit. Receptacular bristles shorter than achenes. Corolla yellow, 1.8 - 2.5 cm long. Anther tails subentire. Achenes pale, compressed, ca 5 mm long, ribbed, smooth. Pappus hairs white; very slender, soft, inner ca 2.5 cm long, scabrid, connate at base.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: Himalayas, in temperate to subalpine regions, 1600-3300 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan.

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