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Cremanthodium thomsoni C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 169. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 331. 1881.

Herbs, small, erect, up to 20 cm high; stems simple, slender, minutely scattered black hairy throughout or only above. Leaves all radical or subradical; radical leaves reniform, dentate, 1.5 - 3 cm in diam., glabrous on both the surfaces; lower surface paler with prominent venation; petiole ca 2 - 6 cm long with sheathing base. Capitula radiate, hemispherical, solitary, terminal, nodding. Involucre broadly hemispherical, ca 1.5 cm broad, black pubescent; bracts dark brown, lanceolate, ca 11 mm long, acute, black hairy pubescent mainly on the vein; veins in two pairs on the dorsal surface; margins scarious. Ray florets orange yellow, ca 18 mm long; ray cuneate, deeply 3 - 4-lobed, many-veined; tube 2.2 mm long. Disc florets ca 7.5 mm long. Styles much exserted, bifid. Achenes of ray florets linear-oblong, 3.5 mm long. Pappus brown, 6 - 7 mm long. minutely scabrid. Achenes of disc florets elliptic-oblong, ca 3 mm long, ribbed. Pappus of unequal, brownish hairs, ca 7.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, between 4000 - 4200 m. Sikkim.

Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and China.

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