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Tricholepis karensium Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 41(2): 318. 1872; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 380. 1881.

Herbs, tall, erect, woody, villous. Upper leaves lanceolate, entire or denticulate at margins, 7.5 - 10.0 cm long, pubescent or cottony beneath. Heads ca 6 cm across, bracteate by upper leaves. Involucral white many bracts quite acicular, elongate-subulate, spreading, incurved, rigid; outermost ca 4 mm long, rigid, densely ciliate with spreading hairs inner gradually larger; innermost ca 3.5 cm long. Receptacular bristles linear, equalling pappus. Achenes 4 - 5-ribbed, smooth. Pappus hairs barbellate, connate at base; outer short.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.


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