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Erigeron bellidioides (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Benth. ex C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 55. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 256. 1881. Aster bellidioides Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don. Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 177. 1825. Stenactis bellidioides (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Nees, Art. 274. 1832.

Herbs, perennial, usually 10 - 30 cm high, glabrous or nearly so; stem very slender, sparingly branched. Basal leaves lanceolate, entire or coarsely toothed; cauline leaves oblong or linear-oblong, entire or crenate, sessile. Heads 0.8 - 2 cm across, solitary, long peduncled, with many slender purple or white ray florets. Ray florets about twice as long as disc florets. Achenes subsilky. Pappus red.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Meghalaya.

Nepal, Pakistan and China.

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