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Cremanthodium ellisii (Flook.f.) Kitam. in Hara et al., Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 3: 22. 1982. Werneria ellisii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 357. 1881. Senecio arnicoides var. frigida Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 351. 1881; Cremanthodium plantagineum Maxim. in Bull. Acad. Sci. Peters. 27: 482. 1881. C. plantagineum f. ellisii (Hook. f.) R. Good in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 48: 293. 1929. Senecio kunawarensis Nair, Fl. Bashahr Himalaya 164. 1977.


Herbs, dwarf; stems erect, simple, steel grey lanate above, glabrous and stramineous below. Radical leaves elliptic, subacute, subentire to dentate, 3 - 7 x 1.5 - 3 cm, glabrous; petiole 3 - 5 cm long; cauline leaves linear, smaller, densely greyish black tomentose, sessile, amplexicaul. Capitula radiate, hemispherical, solitary, terminal, nodding, 4 - 7 cm in diam. Involucre densely greyish tomentose with black glandular hairs; bracts linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, densely greyish tomentose with black, glandular hairs. Ray florets yellow, ca 15 - 16, 10 - 14 x 2.5 - 3 mm; rays elliptic oblong, 5 - 7-nerved, 2 - 3 -toothed. Disc florets numerous, 6 - 7 mm long; corolla limb narrowly campanulate, ca 4 mm long. Achenes elliptic-oblong, ca 1.5 mm long, terete. Pappus of ray florets white, 4.5 - 6 mm long, scabrid, scanty; of disc florets white, 6 mm long, scabrid, copious.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, on screes and open slopes between 3000 - 4800 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Nepal.




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