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Filago paradoxa Wagenitz in Willdenowia 5: 429. 1969.

Herbs, erect, grey-tomentose, up to 20 cm high, dichotomously branched above. Leaves 1.5 - 2 mm broad, apex minutely mucronate. Heads 6 - 10. Involucral bracts ca 15, linear-lanceolate; outer and middle bracts more or less folded into plates. Ray florets female, many. Disc florets bisexual, 2 - 3. Achenes pearl grey-brown, ca 1 mm long, papillose. Pappus white.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, 2500 m. Jammu & Kashmir (Gulmarg).

Afghanistan, E. Persia, C. Asia and Iran.

Notes. Included on the basis of Wagenitz (l.c.) and Rechinger (Fl. Iran. 145: 26. 1980).

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