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Emilia ramulosa Gamble in Kew Bull. 1921: 120. 1921.

Herbs, suffruticose, low growing, much branched; stems stout, branches sometimes very long. Leaves all cauline, linear-oblong to spathulate, obtuse, entire, recurved, 2 - 7 x 1 - 1.5 cm, glabrous above, crispate hirsute beneath, obscurely veined, base attenuated into two small auricles, sessile or subsessile. Capitula homogamous, solitary, 1.5 cm in diam., many-flowered, long peduncled; peduncle bracteate; bracts oblong, 7 - 8 cm long, glabrous. Receptacle naked. Florets all tubular, ca 4 mm long; corolla lobes linear, ca 3 mm long, apex minutely puberulous. Style arms terete, apex dilated, puberulous. Achenes oblong, ca 3 mm long, 5-ribbed, scabrid on the angles. Pappus of white, short, scabrid hairs.

Fl. & Fr. May - June.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


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