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Athroisma laciniatum DC., Prode. 5: 369. 1836; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 276. 1881.


Annual, up to 30 cm high, rarely glabrous. Leaves ca alternate, pinnatifid, 1 - 12 cm, segments oblong, toothed, lobulate, 0.2 - 1.5 x 0.1 - 0.8 cm, surfaces viscid; petioles 0.3 - 2 cm. Heads in globose or ovoid terminal clusters, ca 1.5 nun across, sessile. Involucral bracts 1 - 2, elliptic or obovate, keeled. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 2.5 mm long, 3 - 4-lobed. Disc florets ca 2 mm long, 4-fid. Achenes black, more or less orbicular, ca 2 mm long, dorsally compressed, margins and top white hairy, minutely 3-angled. Pappus of 2 minute scales.

Fl. & Fr. April - May.

Distrib. India: Gangetic Plain, N.E. hill states, in marshy places along foot hills. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, W. Bengal, and Meghalaya.

Indonesia and Malaya.




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