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Cacalia chenopodifolia (DC.) Kitam. ex H. Koyama in Mem. Fac. Sci. Kyoto Univ. Ser. Biol. 2(2): 170. 1969. Senecio chenopodifolius DC., Prodr. 6: 364. 1838; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India. 3: 354. 1881.


Herbs, perennial, pubescent; stems flexuous, grooved; branches and inflorescence densely fulvous pubescent. Leaves triangular or obscurely 3-lobed, base cordate or truncate, broadly auriculate; auricles toothed, acuminate; margins regularly sinuate toothed; teeth mucronulate; 1.5 - 15 x 1 - 14 cm, dark green on the upper surface; petiole 2 - 8 cm long, pubescent. Capitula drooping, in axillary and terminal racemose panicle; panicle dense or lax. Peduncle 2 mm long, densely pubesent 2 - 3-bracteate. Involucre cylindrical, ca 3 mm long, pubescent; bracts 5, broadly-oblong, 3 x 1 - 1.2 mm, obtuse, imbricate. Disc florets 5.5 mm long; limb 5-lobed; lobes obtuse. Achenes obconic, 1.5 mm long, dilated upwards, glabrous, ribbed. Pappus brownish, 3.5 mm long, scabrid.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Oct.

Distrib. India: In Rhododendron campanulatum Forests, 3500 - 5000 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.

Nepal.




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