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Tricholepis stictophyllum C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 241. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 382. 1881.

Herbs, perennial, subscapigerous, quite glabrous. Stems absent or 15 - 30 cm long, sparingly branched from base; branches angular, grooved, leafy below. Leaves linear or ligulate, quite smooth, quite entire or obscurely toothed at margins, 7.5 - 12.5 x 0.6 - 1.2 cm, half amplexicaul, sessile; nerves parallel. Heads rarely 2 together, 2.5 - 3.5 cm across, glabrous. Involucral bracts 1.2 - 1.6 cm long, appressed, glabrous; outer ovate acuminate; inner linear-lanceolate with erect flexuous tips. Receptacular bristles longer than achenes. Corolla ca 1.5 cm long, straight. Achenes pale, linear-oblong, ca 8 mm long, rounded at margins, many-ribbed, truncate. Pappus silvery brown, ca 8 mm long, soft.

Fl. & Fr. March - April.

Distrib. India: on grassy slopes. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


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