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Cissampelopsis calcadensis (Ramasw.) C. Jeffrey & Y.L. Che Bull. 39(2): 341. 1984. Senecio calcadensis Ramasw. in Rec. Bot. Su 6: 138. 1914.


Herbs; stems and branches grooved, cottony. Leaves ovate, s cordate at base, acuminate, margins sinuate, toothed, 5 - 7 x 3.5 - 6.5 cm, above and cottony on the lower surface, 5 - 7-nerved from the base; p 3.5 cm long. Capitula radiate, in terminal corymb, 2 - 3, ca 18 x bracteolate; peduncle 6 - 10 cm long, bracteate. Involucre campanulate, bracts ca 24, 2-seriate, outer 10 - 12 linear, acute, 6.3 mm long, cottony 1 inner 10 - 12 linear-oblong, erect, rigid, acute, ca 8 mm long, herbacec scarious margins. Ray florets pink, few, 8.5 mm long. Disc florets corolla 5-lobed; lobes acute with recurved tips. Anthers distinctly Achenes cylindrical, 4.2 mm long, 5 - 6-ribbed, sparsely hairy. Pappus (barbed hairs, 8.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. - March.

Distrib. India: Between 2200 - 2700 m. Tamil Nadu (Tirunelvelli Hill)

Endemic.




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