Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Senecio tenuifolius Burm. f., Fl. Ind. t. 60. f. 4. 1768; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 345. 1881. S. multifidus Willd. Sp. Pl. 3. 1986, 1800. Doronicum tenuifolium Wight, Lc. t. 1129. 1846.


Herbs, annual, slender, 15 - 25 cm high, much branched, glabrous. Leaves ca 5 cm long. shining, glabrous, pinnatifid into many slender, irregular, spreading, linear lobes sessile, auriculate and semiamplexicaul. Capitula radiate, ca 8 mm in diam., 5 - 6 bracteolate; peduncle slender, 1.5 - 3 cm long, glabrous with 4 - 5 small bnlcts; bracts blackish, acute. Involucre campanulate, ca 4 mm long, pubescent; bracts 10-12, oblanceolate, ca 4 x 1.2 mm, acute to acuminate, herbaceous with broad scarious margins and with yellow pubescence on nerves. Ray florets 6 - 10, ca 6.5 mm long; ray oblong, ca 4.5 mm long. Disc florets ca 4.5 mm long; limb cylindrical, narrowed at the base, 2 mm long, faintly ribbed, white pubescent on the ribs. Pappus of yellowish, copious hairs, equalling the achenes, ca 3.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: Peninsular India, between 340 - 1075 m. commonly found in scrub forests and hills across plains. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Indonesia.




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