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Senecio royleanus DC., Prodr. 6: 367. 1838. S. graciliflorus DC. var. hookeri C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 180. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 339. 1881.


Herbs, perennial; stems erect, flexuous, yellowish pubescent in young parts. Leaves ovate-oblong, acuminate, pinnatipartite into a triangular, lanceolate, terminal lobe and 5 - 12, ovate-lanceolate lateral lobes, margins mucronate, serrate, 7 - 15 x 6 - 10 cm, sparsely puberulous on the upper surface and pubescent on the prominent veins on the lower surface; petiole 1.5 - 3.5 cm long, pubescent, exauriculate or with small auricles; uppermost leaves linear-lanceolate, acuminate, irregularly serrate, sessile or subsessile. Capitula radiate, in axillary, terminal corymb 0.5 - 1 cm in diam., bracteolate; bracteoles 5 - 6, linear, unequal, 1 - 3 mm long. Involucral bracts linear, 4 - 7 x 1 mm, obtuse, puberulous at the apex with narrow, scarious margins. Ray florets 4 - 5, 7.5 mm long; ray linear-oblong, ca 4 x 1 mm; tube ca 3.5 mm long. Disc florets ca 5 - 6 mm long; limb 5 lobed; lobes triangular ovate, apically papillose. Achenes 2.5 mm long, glabrous. Pappus white, ca 4.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: N. W. Himalayas, between 2500 - 3000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Bhutan and China.




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