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Erigeron sublyratus DC. in Wight. Contr. Bot. Ind. 9. 1834. E. asteroides Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 2. 3: 432. 1832 non Andrz. ex Bassel (1921): Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 254. 1981. Conyza aegyptiaca (auct. non DC.) Thw. 1960. Erigeron hispidus DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. 9. 1834; et Prodr. 5: 292. 1836.

Annuals, branched, 14 - 60 cm high, erect or decumbent, pubescent or villous. Radical leaves obovate, petioled. Cauline leaves obovate or oblong or spathulate, broadly acute or obtuse at apex, auriculate and half amplexicual at base, toothed or lobulate at margin, 1.2 - 6.5 x 0.5 - 2.5 cm, puberulous on both surfaces. Heads usually 0.5 - 1 cm across, solitary on axillary peduncles or subcorymbose. Involucral bracts ca 5 mm long, 1 - 2-seriate, very narrow or linear-lanceolate, acuminate, puberulous, subscarious. Ray florets, pink or purplish, many; ligule ca 3 mm long. Disc florets yellow; corolla ca 4 nun long. Achenes narrowly obovoid, ca 1 mm long, puberulous. Pappus hairs dirty white ca 4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Apr. - July

Distrib. India: Common in fallow fields. Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, W. Bengal, Assam, Nagaland, Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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