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Carpesium trachelifolium Less. in Linnaea 6: 233. 1831; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 301. 1881.


Herbs, slender; stems pubescent or hirsute, more or less covered with soft hairs. Lower leaves ovate or cordate, sinuate-toothed or lobulate, 5 - 7 x 3 - 5 cm, long petioled; the upper leaves ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, serrate or entire, sub- sessile. Heads very small, 0.4 - 0.6 cm across, sometimes sub-racemose. Involucral bracts unequal; the outer foliaceous, elliptic-spathulate, often hairy, the apex mucronate, recurved. Ray florets yellow, ligulate, female, sub-filiform. Disc florets numerous, tubular, 5-toothed. Achenes cylindrical, ribbed, glabrous, the apex and base punctate.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Temperate Himalayas, ascending up to 3000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Nepal, Pakistan and China.




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