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Cremanthodium arnicoides (Wallich) R. Good in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 48: 288. 1929. Senecio arnicoides Wallich, Cat. 3138. 1831; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 351. 1881. Ligularia arnicoides DC. ex Royle, III. Bot. Himalaya. 251. t. 60.f. 2. 1835. Senecio connatus Balm. in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 67: 61. 1970.


Herbs, stout, erect, sparingly hairy or white tomentose, ca 1 m high. Leaves oblong-ovate or elliptic-oblong, obtuse, coarsely dentate to entire, 2 - 20 x 1.5 - 10 cm, coriaceous, glabrous to floccose tomentose; lower leaves narrowed into a stout petiole; petiole ca 16 - 18 cm long, winged above; upper leaves sessile with amplexicaul base. Capitula bright yellow, broadly campanulate, many in simple or branched ,raceme, drooping, ca 5 cm in diam., ebracteolate. Involucre broadly campanulate, black glandular-pubescent; involucral bracts black, oblong-ovate, obtuse, 7 - 8 x 1.2 - 2 mm, connate at the base. Ray florets many, ca 15 mm long; ray broadly elliptic; ca 12 mm long, 3 - 4-dentate at the tip; 5 - 9-veined; tube ca 5.3 mm long. Achenes pale brown, broader upwards, ca 6 mm long, strongly ribbed. Pappus of dirty white, scabrid hairs, ca 3 - 5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: N. W. Himalayas between 3500 - 5000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.




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