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Anaphalis aristata DC., Prodr. 6: 274. 1838; Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 3: 285. 188l.


Herbs, erect, unbranched, or sparsely branched, viscidly pubescent, up to 1 mhigh; branches striate, glandular-pubescent. Leaves lanceolate, oblanceolate, auricled or amplexicaul at base, acute at apex, often with recurved mucronate tip, margins recurved, 0.8 - 5.5 x 0.1 - 0.6 cm, hairy on both surfaces, densely on the lower surface, 1-nerved, sessile. Heads in densely corymbose clusters, ca 4 mm across; peduncle 1 - 2 mm long, densely white woolly tomentose. Involucral bracts white, tinged with pink, 3 - 4 -seriate, minutely toothed towards apices; outer elliptic-ovate; inner linear-oblong, pale yellowish towards basal end. Marginal florets with filiform corolla, ca 2 mm long, 4-toothed. Corolla of central florets ca 2 mm long. Achenes oblong, ca 0.5 mm long, oblong, papillose. Pappus hairs white, minutely bristly.

Fl. & Fr. July - April.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, and C. India, common near waterfalls, 1150- 2340 m. Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Endemic.

Notes. Reponed from Rajasthan by Singh & Shetty (Flora of Rajasthan 392. 1987).




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