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Cyathocline lutea Law ex Wight in Calc. J. Nat. Hist. 7: 158. 1847; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 246. 1881. C. flava C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 57. 1876. (non Wight).


Herbs, pubescent, 7.5 - 22.5 cm high; stems slender, many from base. Radical leaves stellately spreading, linear, revolute, 2.5 - 5 x 0.3 - 0.4 cm, bipinnatifid; cauline leaves few, alternate, segments minute. Heads yellow, in subscorpioid cymes, 3 - 4 mm across. Involucral bracts linear-oblong, ca 2.5 mm long, subobtuse, hairy on the back. Achenes ca 2.5 cm long, smooth. Pappus absent.

Fl. & Fr. Oct. - Dec.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats and Deccan region, in grasslands, 700-1200 m. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Notes. This species can be easily recognised in the field by its deep green leaves and bright yellow flowers.




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