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Anaphalis barnesii C. Fischer in Kew Bull. 5: 249. 1939.

Herbs, up to 75 cm high, woody below, sparsely branched; stems brown, striate. Leaves lanceolate, erect and adpressed, recurved at margins, 1 - 1.3 x 0.5 cm, surfaces greyish tomentose. Heads 0.6 - 1 cm in diam., sessile or peduncled; peduncle ca 6 mm long. Involucral bracts 5-6-seriate; outermost white with a brown median stripe on lower half and white with greenish or olivaceous marking on upper half; ovate, densely long silky tomentose on the back; inner spathulate, obtuse or subacute. Marginal florets yellow, ca 2.5 mm long, 4- toothed. Disc florets with slender corolla, slightly swollen at base and expanded at mouth, toothed. Achenes narrowly oblong, ca 1.5 mm long, truncate at apex, faintly.and bluntly 4-angled, glabrous. Pappus hairs white, bristly.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Dec.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, probably in high altitude grass lands, 2344 m. Kerala (High Range, Idduki District); endangered.


Notes. Stem almost concealed by imbricating leaves.

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