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Emilia alstonii Fosberg in Ceylon. J. Sci. (Bio. Sci.) 10: 66. 1972.

Herbs; stems short, ascending. Leaves all cauline; lower leaves orbicular to reniform or ovate, rounded at apex, 4 x 2 cm, petioled; petiole scarcely or narrowly winged; middle leaves with terminal lobe orbicular or reniform, cordate, with broad winged petiole, clasping at the base; uppermost leaves more or less oblong or lanceolate, prominently undulate, dentate or crenate. Inflorescence simple, terminal, ebracteate. Capitula bright purple. Involucre cylindrical, ca 8 x 4 mm; bracts ca 8 mm long. Disc florets 12 - 13 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes 1.2 - 1.5 mm long. Anthers 0.6 - 0.8 mm long. Achenes 5-angled, minutely scabrid on the angles.

Distrib. India: South India, in wet deciduous to evergreen forests. Karnataka.

Sri Lanka.

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