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Myriactis wightii DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. 10. 1834; et Prodr. 5: 308. 1836; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 247. 1881.

Herbs, erect, hirsute-pubescent or villous, (10-15) 60 - 90 cm high. Lower leaves ovate or lyrate, or obovate-spathulate, 2.5 - 10 cm, long petioled; upper obovate-oblong, entire or distantly serrate, auricled at base, sessile, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces. Heads 6-8 mm across, long peduncled. Involucral bracts ca 4 mm long, acute or obtuse at apex, scarious at margin, pubescent. Ligule white at first, becoming purplish 2.5 - 3 mm long, linear, Disc florets yellow: ca 2 mm long. Achenes ca 2 mm long, shortly beaked, oblanceolate, glabrous.


1a. Herbs, pubescent or villous, 60-90 cm high; basal leaves ovate or lyrate, distantly serrate 5.2. wightii
b. Herbs, hirsute, 10-15 cm high; basal leaves, rosulate, obovate-spathulate, quite entire 5.1. bellidioides

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