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Cissampelopsis ansteadi (Tad. & Jacob) C. Jeffrey & Y.L. Chen in Kew Bull. 39(2): 241. 1984. Senecio ansteadi Tad. et Jacob in J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 9: 40. 1930.


Shrubby; climbers, perennial, stems branched towards the top, sparsely cottony tomentose, glabrous at maturity. Leaves ovate to broadly ovate, rounded or cordate at base, acuminate, acumen turning to one side, margins mucronulate-dentate, 5 - 10 x 2.5 - 7.5 cm, glabrous or sparsely cottony on the upper surface, lower surface with dense fulvous tomentum; petiole 2 - 3 cm long, grooved, tomentose. Capitula discoid, in terminal and axillary corymbose panicle, peduncled, bracteolate; peduncle ca 3 mm long, tomentose, bracteate; bracts 3 - 5, linear. Involucre cylindrical, glabrous; bracts 5, unequal, imbricate; the outer 2 narrow; inner 3 broader, linear-oblong, 5 x 1 - 2 mm, acute, herbaceous with scarious margins. Disc florets 5 - 6, 7.5 mm long, 5-6, tubular; corolla limb 4.5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes acute, tip recurved; tube 3 mm long. Achenes black, cylindrical, 2.5 mm long, ribbed. Pappus yellowish, 7 mm long, of barbed hairs.

Fl. & Fr. March - April.

Distrib. India: S. India. ca 1000 m. Tamil Nadu.

Endemic.




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