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Emilia scabra DC., Prodr. 6: 303. 1838. E. sonchifolia (L.) DC. var. scabra (DC.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 336. 1881.


Herbs, small, 3.5 - 20 cm high; stems stramineous, slender, glabrescent, faintly ribbed, many from the base. Leaves chiefly radical, cauline very few; radical leaves ovate-lanceolate, subobtuse, lyrate, dentate, 2 - 2.5 x 0.5 - 1 cm, scabrid on both the surfaces, lower surface pruplish green with prominent crispate-pubeseent veins; cauline leaves lanceolate, 7 - 10 mm long, scabrid, all leaves sessile, amplexicaul. Capitula pink-purple, discoid, ebracteolate, up to 11 mm long; peduncle 1 - 2 bracteate, 0.7 to 4.5 cm long. Involucre dark brown; cylindrical, ca 7 - 7.5 x 2 - 2.5 mm, glabrous to sparingly crispate-pubescent; bracts linear-lanceolate, 7 - 7.5 x 1 - 1.2 mm, subacute, faintly veined on the dorsal surface, with narrow scarious margins. Disc florets slender, ca 6 mm long; corolla limb ca 2.5 mm long. Style arms truncate. Achenes dirty brown, linear-oblong, ca 2 mm long, deeply ribbed, hispid on the angles. Pappus white, ca 4.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. April - Nov.

Distrib. India: Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.




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