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Cremanthodium oblongatum C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 16. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 331. 1881. Senecio oblongatus (C.B. Clarke) Franch. in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 39: 286. 1892.


Herbs; stems ca 30 cm high, striate, glabrous below, slightly araneose above, leafy at the base; upper part subscapiform. Radical leaves broadly elliptic, rotundate at apex, truncate or cuneate at base, irregularly; coarsely dentate, 7 - 13 x 4.5 - 7 cm, glabrous on both the,surface, petiole ca 3 - 7 cm long, gradually widened above; cauline leaves oblong, 3 - 6 cm long, obtuse, mucronately denticulate or subentire, glabrescent or sparsely araneose on the lower surface, base broad, sheathing, amplexicaul, overlapping and covering most part of the scape; upper most cauline leaves linear, bractiform. Capitula radiate, solitary, or few, 4 - 5 cm in diam., nodding. Involucre hemispherical, 0.1 - 2 x 3 cm, blackish green araneose, ebracteolate; bracts linear-lanceolate, ca 10 mm long acute-acuminate, araneose below, margins white ciliated; outer lanceolate, 2 - 3 mm broad; inner oblong, ca 5 mm broad. Ray florets yellow, 18- 20 x 4.5 - 5.5 mm; ray 7 - 8 -veined; tube 1.5 cm long. Disc florets 6.5 mm long; corolla lobes ca 1 mm long. Anthers 2 mm long. Style arms obtuse. Achenes glabrous. Pappus of white, minutely scabrid hairs.

Distrib. India: Himalayas, 3600 - 5000 m. Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Nepal, Tibet and China.




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