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Wedelia montana var. wallichii (Less.) H. Koyama in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 34: 171. 1985. W. wallichii Less. in Linnaea 6: 162. 1831; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 307. 1881.

Herbs, erect or suberect, 15 - 60 cm high; stems hispid, pubescent. Leaves flaccid, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, crenate-serrate, acuminate, hispid, 3 - 10 cm long. Heads yellow, leaf-opposed, solitary, terminal, up to 2.5 cm in diam., short peduncled. Involucral bracts in 2-series; outer calyciform, 4 - 5, oblong-acute, imbricate, 1 - 1.5 cm long, each subtendina a ray floret; inner narrow, lanceolate, 6 - 8 mm long. Ray florets 5; corolla yellow, 3-dentate, up to 1 cm long. Disc florets 4 - 7, each subtended by a conduplicate nerved, linear-lanceolate palea. Achenes brown. obpyramidal, obovoid, scarcely compressed with a truncate apex, hairy at the top, 3 x 2.5 mm. Pappus a very short scaly or toothed ciliate ring.

Fl. & Fr. July - Dec.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Bhutan and Myanmar.

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