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Launaea microcephala Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 415. 1881.

Herbs, annual; stems small, slender, sparsely villous. Radical leaves obovate spathulate, entire or sinuate-lobed, 11 - 15 cm long, petioled. Flowering stems many, 5 - 20 cm long, erect, filiform, dichotomously branched. Heads 6 - 7 cm long, Involucral bracts 6 - 8, glabrous or pubenllous, with narrow white margins; outer bracts minute; inner long, linear. Achenes dark brown when ripe, linear, 2 - 3 cm, slender, truncate at both ends, longer than pappus. Pappus white, very soft, persistent.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Nov.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas on exposed slopes in higher elevations, 3000-3500 m. Jammu & Kashmir.


Notes. There are no specimens of this species at CAL, DD & BSD, nor we could collect this.

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