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Tricholepis tibetica Hook.f. & Thomson in C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 241. 1876; Hook.f., Pl. Brit. India 3: 382. 1881.

Annuals, ca 30 cm high, corymbosely branched, quite glabrous, woody below; branches slender, erect, cylindric, quite smooth. Leaves very narrow, obtuse at apex, 2.5 - 7.5 cm long, coriaceous, sessile; lower leaves distantly pinnatifid; upper ovate, linear, entire. Heads 1.2 - 1.6 cm across, scaberulous. Involucral bracts appressed, minutely scabrid; outer ovate-subulate; inner subulate-lanceolate, ca 1.2 cm long, rigid, suberect. Receptacular bristles longer than achenes. Corolla red, ca 1.5 cm long. Achenes silvery, linear-oblong, ca 4 mm long, obscurely ribbed. Pappus hairs nearly white, ca 8 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, in rock crevices, ca 2,500-3,000 m. Jammu & Kashmir.

Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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