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Emilia javanica (Bunn.f.) C. Robinson in Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 217. 1908. Hieracium javanicum Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 174 . t. 57. f.l. 1768. Emilia sagittata (Vahl) DC., Prodr. 6: 302. 1838. E. flammea Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 14: 406. t. 5. 1825; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 336. 1881.


Herbs; stems pale brown, stout, terete, faintly ribbed, glabrous, branched above. Leaves lanceolate, acute, entire to distantly serrate, 2.5 - 15 x 0.3 - 3 cm, glabrous, pale brown, prominently veined on lower .surface, sessile and amplexicaul. Capitula reddish magenta, campanulate, in corymb; peduncle ca 2.5 cm long. Involucre campanulate, glabrous; bracts lanceolate, 15 - 16 x 1 mm, subacute, herbaceous. with 3 - 4 veins on the dorsal surface, with narrow scarious margins. Disc florets very slender, ca 10 mm long. Achenes pale brown, cylindrical, 2 - 3 mm long, deeply ribbed, white pubescent between the ribs. Pappus of white hairs, 6 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Jan. - Nov.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, between 3000 - 4000 m. Maharashtra.

Philippines and Africa.

Notes. Used as an ornamental herb for its scarlet capitula.




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