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Chondrilla setulosa C.B. Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 402. 1881.


Herbs, perennial, medium sized; stems 50 - 70 cm high, suberect, very slender. Leaves often filiform, minutely toothed at the margins, 5 - 9 x 0.1 - 0.2 cm. Inflorescence a raceme on terminal branches. Heads cylindric, 14 - 16 x 0.2 - 0.3 cm; peduncle small, slender. Outer involucral bracts ovate or obovate, 0.8 - 1.2 x 0.5 - 0.9 mm, glabrous; inner linear or linear-lanceolate 12 - 13.5 x 1.5 - 1.8 mm, with many stout spinules on the midrib. Ligules yellow. Achenes pale-yellow, 6 - 7 mm long; beak as long as the body. Pappus silvery white, 6 - 8 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas on exposed, shady slopes, 2500-3000 m. Jammu & Kashmir (Baltistan and Gilgit).

Endemic.

Notes. This species is very rare and known only by Type collection which was collected from Kashmir more than a hundred years ago by C.B. Clarke.




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