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Cremanthodium cremanthodioides (Hand.-Mazz.) R. Good in J. Linn. Soc. 48: 279. 1929. Ligualaria cremanthodioids Hand.- Mizz. in Anz. Acad. Wiss. Wien. Math. Nod. 62. 1925.

Herbs; stems up to 50 cm high, erect, glabrous below, short, black, glandular hairy above. Radical leaves reniform, glabrous, closely and acutely dentate, long petioled; cauline leaves reniform to linear, with broad sheathing base. Capitula radiate, one to many, arranged in corymb or umbel. Involucre campanulate; bracts dark brown or black, narrow, acute, more or less covered with short, dark, glandular hairs. Ray florets yellow, long; rays elliptic, ca 5-nerved, 2 - 3 times longer than the tube. Disc florets tubular. Pappus white.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, in wet places and open rocky alpine pastures between 3600 - 4500 m. Sikkim; rare.

S.E . Tibet and N.W. Yunan.

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