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Cacalia chola (W.W. Smith) R. Mathur in R.R. Rao et al., Fl. Ind. Enum. Aster. 20. 1988. Senecio chola W.W. Smith in J. As. Soc. Bengal, n.s. 7: 72. 1911.


Herbs, perennial, erect, robust 80 - 100 cm high; stems glabrous to white villous, branched above. Leaves coriaceous; radical leaves deciduous; cauline leaves ovate-orbicular, 9 - 11 lobed, cordate, mucronately denticulate, 8 - 12 x 7 - 10 cm, glabrous or sparsely pilose; petiole ca 8 cm long, slender with small auricles at the base. Inflorescence racemose, robust, hoary pubescent. Capitula discoid, cylindrical, 4 - 7, 1 - 3-bracteolate. Involucre cylindrical, pubescent; bracts 5 - 6, oblong, ca 5 mm long, obtuse, glabrous with scarious margins. Disc florets 4 - 6, 3 - 4-veined. Achenes 2 mm long, ribbed. Pappus reddish, much longer than the achenes.

Distrib. lndia: Sikkim.

Endemic.




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