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Cacalia mortonii (C.B. Clarke) Kitam. ex H. Koyama in Mem. Fac. Sci. Kyoto Univ. ser. Biol. 2(2): 166. 1969. Senecio mortonii C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 208. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 349. 1881.

Shrubby herbs, perennial, erect, ca 1 m high; stems, branches and young inflorescence pubescent. Leaves palmately 5 - 11-lobed, toothed; teeth mucronulate; glabrous or sparsely puberulous, blackish green on the upper surface, paler on the lower surface; petiole of radical leaves long, not winged, of cauline 2 - 3 cm long, winged with sheathing base. Capitula discoid, bracteolate; peduncle 1 - 2 cm long, pubescent, bracteate. Involucre cylindrical, ca 11 mm long, glabrous, blackish on drying; bracts 3 - 5, linear-oblong, obtuse,11 x 3 mm, herbaceous with broad scarious margins, apex puberulous. Disc florets yellow, 10 mm long; tube 5 mm long; limb 5-lobed; lobes obtuse. Anthers 3.5 mm long, pubescent. Style arms fringed into two apical papillae. Achenes cylindrical, 8 mm long, strongly ribbed. Pappus reddish, of unequal hairs.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Oct.

Distrib. India: Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Nepal and Bhutan.

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