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Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 333. 1891. Hippia integrifolia L.f. Suppl. Sp. Pl. 389. 1781. Dichroeephala latifolia (Pers.) DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. India 11. 1834. Cotula latifolia Pers. Pers. Syn 2: 464. 1805. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 245. 1881. Diehroeephala bicolor (Roth.) Schlecht. in Linnaea 25: 209. 1952.

Herbs, annual, 15 - 60 cm high; stem erect or spreading, usually divaricately branched. Leaves very variable, obovate or ovate or lanceolate, often pinnatifid or lyrate with a large, ovate terminal lobe and 1 or 2 pairs of lateral lobes, subacute at apex, coarsely crenate-serrate at margin, 5.0 - 7.5 x 2.5 - 3.5 cm, sparsely hairy on both surfaces;petioles 0.6 - 1.5 cm long. Heads few, globose, 3 - 6 mm across, on slender divaricating peduncles. Involucral bracts minute, linear, with scarious margins. Ray florets pink or purplish. Corollas of disc florets yellow, 4-toothed. Achenes ca 1 mm long, smooth or minutely puberulous. Pappus of female flowers absent; of bisexual flowers 2-or 3-bristled.


1a. Leaves usually obovate or ovate or lanceolate, lateral lobes 1 or 2 pairs 4.2. integrifolia
b. Leaves pinnately divided, lateral lobes 2-3 pair 4.1. gracilis

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