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Adenoon indicum Dalz. in Kew J. Bot. 5: 344. 1850; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 229. 1881.

Herbs, erect; stems terete, spreading hairy, angled. Leaves obovate-elliptic-rhomboid, margins irregularly serrate; serrations ending in mucro; ca 8.5 x 4.5 cm, thick, hairy on both the surfaces, prominently nerved beneath. Heads pedunculate, bracteate at the forks and below the heads; bracts linear-lanceolate, almost awned at the tip. Involucral bracts many-seriate, glandular-hairy on the back, aristate; outer elliptic, ovate-lanceolate, ca 5.5 mm long; inner oblong-elliptic, ca 8.5 mm long, ciliate on the margins in the upper half, thinner, distinctly nerved. Achenes ca 2.5 mm long, 10-ribbed, glandular between the ribs. Pappus absent.

Fl. & Fr. Sept.- Oct.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats. Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.


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