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Dichrocephala chrysanthemifolia (Blume) DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 11. 1834; et Prodr. 5: 372. 1836; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 245. 1881. Cotula ehrysanthemifolia Blume, Bijdr. 9. 18. 1826.

Herbs, erect, stiff, pubescent, often hoary, very rigid; branches divaricate. Leaves oblong or obovate, coarsely serrate or pinnatifid, auricled at base, ca 5 x 1.2 cm, hispid pubescent. Heads globose or oblong, 6-8 mm across; peduncle ca 5 cm long. Corolla of ray florets short, funnel shaped, 3 - 5-cleft. Achenes compressed with thickened margin. Pappus absent.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (up to ca 2500 m), Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Nepal, Java, Tropical Africa, New Guinea, Philippines, Celebes and Lesser Sunda Islands.

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