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Cremanthodium discoideum Maxim. in Bull. Acad. Sci. St. Petersb. 27: 483. 1882. C. cuculliferum W.W. Smith in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 4: 209. 1911.


Herbs, small, dwarf; stems glabrous below, white cottony mixed with black glandular hairs above. Leaves both radical and cauline; radical leaves blackish brown, elliptic to ovate-oblong, obtuse, subentire, thick, recurved; 1 - 2 x 0.5 cm, blackish brown, glabrous above, pale below with prominent venation, glabrous; petiole 2 cm long; cauline leaves 1 - 2, small, linear-oblong, obtuse, upper surface blackish villous. Capitula discoid, hemispherical, solitary, 2 - 2.5 cm in diam. Involucre densely white cottony mixed with black hairs; bracts oblong, ca 12 mm long, acuminate, black villous. Disc florets 7 mm long; corolla limb ca 4.5 mm; tube ca 2.5 mm long. Achenes elliptic-oblong, ca 1.5 mm, glabrous. Pappus of white, slender hairs, ca 7 mm long.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas. Sikkim.

Nepal and China.




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