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Cissampelopsis walkeri (Arn.) C. Jeffrey & Y.L. Chen in Kew Bull. 39(2): 341. 1984. Senecio walkeri Arn. in Nova Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol. Nat. Cur. 18: 349. 1831.


Herbs, perennial; stems and young branches floccose-arachnoid tomentose. Leaves obovate, acute or acuminate, margins mucronulate toothed, 1.5 - 5 x 1.5 - 4 cm, glabrous; venation prominent on the lower surface; petiole 1.5 - 2.5 cm long, glabrous. Capitula discoid, bracteolate. Involucre campanulate, 6.5 mm long, glabrescent; bracts ca 8, linear-oblong, 6.5 x 1 - 1.5 mm, obtuse, margins scarious and ciliated. Disc florets ca 8 - 9 mm long; limb ca 5 mm long; tube 4.5 mm long. Achenes black, ca 1 mm long, ribbed. Pappus white, 8.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. - April.

Distrib. India: S. India, between 800 - 1400 m. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Sri Lanka.




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