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Cacalia levingii (C.B. Clarke) R. Mathur in R.R. Rao et al., Fl., Ind. Enum. Aster. 20. 1988. Senecio levingii C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 301. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 353. 1881.


Herbs, shrubby, perennial; stems pale brown, glabrous, smooth and branched; young branches and inflorescence pubescent. Leaves deltoid, 3-lobed; lobes acuminate, cuneate at base, coarsely mucronulate, dentate at margins, 1.5 - 12 x 1 - 13 cm, glabrous, upper surface dark green, lower surface pale with prominent venation; petiole 0.5 - 2 cm long, narrowly winged. Capitula discoid; peduncle ca 5 mm long, densely pubescent, bracteate; bracts linear-subulate. Involucre cylindrical, 5 - 6.5 mm long; bracts 5, linear-oblong, 5 x 1 mm , acute, herbaceous. Disc florets 7 mm long. Achenes cylindrical, 3.5 - 5 mm long, glabrous, distinctly ribbed. Pappus white, of unequal hairs, ca 7 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Oct.

Distrib. India: N.W. Himalayas. Jammu & Kashmir

Endemic.




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