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Emilia exserta Fosberg in Ceylon J. Sci. (Bio. Sci.) 10: 65. 1972.

Herbs; stems creeping with erect branches, leafy in lower part. Leaves all cauline, variable; lower leaves lyrate, pinnately lobed with large triangular-ovate terminal lobe; petiole winged or scarcely so, clasping; upper cauline leaves oblong to lanceolate or strap shaped, entire or very remotely and shallowly dentate, woolly or pilose, amplexicaul, sessile. Inflorescence very lax, much branched; each branch 1 - 3 cm long, bracteate, terminating in 1 - 3-pedunculate capitula. Capitula pinkish lavender, homogamous, discoid, ebracteolate. Involucre cylindrical, 6 x 3 mm. Disc florets tubular, 13 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes 1.5 - 2 mm long, exserted about 5 - 6 mm from the involucre. Anther tube ca 1.5 mm long; appendage 0.3 mm long. Achenes 5-angled, minutely setulose or scabrid.

Distrib. India: S. India, between 50 - 600 m. Karnataka.

Sri Lanka.

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