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Cremanthodium reniforme (DC.) Benth. in Hook. lc. Pl. 17: 1141. 1873; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 330. 1881. Ligularia reniformis DC., Prodr. 6: 315. 1838. Senecio reniformis Wallich, Cat. 3141. 1831.

Herbs, rhizomatous, up to 90 cm high; stems simple, erect, blackish with dense black hairs above, glabrous and shining below. Leaves both radical and cauline; radical leaves reniform, dentate, ca 5 x 7 mm, glabrous on both the surfaces, pale below with prominent veins; petiole 10 - 18 cm long, straw like; cauline leaves reniform. mucronate dentate, 4.5 - 7 cm, glabrous, paler below; petiole stramineous, 17 - 18 cm long, slender, with broad sheathing, amplexicaul base. Capitula radiate, terminal, ca 5 cm in diam., bracteolate. Involucre broad, hemispherical, black glandular pubescent; bracts 9 - 10, broadly oblong-lanceolate, 10 - 11 x 5 - 6 mm, densely black glandular pubescent on the dorsal surface, margins broad and scarious. Ray florets yellow, ca 25 mm long; rays oblanceolate, 3 - 5-veind 3-dentate at the tip; tube obscure. Disc florets campanulate, ca 10 mm long; tube obscure. Style very long, exserted. Achenes of ray florets; dark brown, broad, conical, ca 3 mm long, ribbed. Pappus bronze, 6 - 7 mm long. Achenes of disc florets conical, narrow, 3 mm long. Pappus of unequal, scabrid hairs, ca 10 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Aug.- Sept.

Distrib. India: Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Nepal and Bhutan.

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