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Hieracium echioides Lumnitz., Fl. Poson. 348. 1791. R.R. Rao et al. Fl. Indicae Enumer. Asteraceae 44. 1988.


Herbs, biennial or perennial; stems 15 - 100 cm high, erect, slender, simple, usually solitary or rarely branched from base, densely pubescent at the base, corymbosely branched at top. Leaves radical as well as cauline; radical leaves many rosulate, oblanceolate, densely hairy or ciliate along the margins, usually entire 7 - 25 x 0.8 - 3 cm, narrowed at the base into a foliar petiole; uppermost sessile. Heads cylindric, 0.6 - 1.5 x 0.5 - 0.8 cm, erect; peduncle slender, densely hairy or ciliate. Outer involucral bracts ovate or ovate lanceolate, 2 - 3 x 0.5 - 1 mm, hairy; inner lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 5 - 6 x 0.5 - 1.2 mm, densely hairy. Ligules yellow. Stamens 5. Style slender; stigmatic branches very slender. Achenes blackish, subcompressed, 2 - 3 mm long, minute. Pappus 2 - 3 mm long, soft, white.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas in grassy meadows and open slopes, 2000-4000 m. Jammu & Kashmir.

China and Europe.




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