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Anaphalis beddomei Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 282. 1881.

Herbs, or undershrubs, erect-decumbent up to 60 cm high; stems stout, densely clothed with appressed ferrugineous woolly tomentum. Leaves elliptic-Ianceolate, entire, acute at apex, sometimes with a mucro, base narrowed, semiamplexicaul, 1.5 - 5 x 0.5 - 1.3 cm, upper surface densely ferrugineous tomentose, 5-nerved. Heads in dense. rounded, corymhose clusters, ca 0.2 mm across; peduncle ca 3 mm long. densely ferrugineous woolly. Involucral bracts 3 - 4 seriate; of the outermost whorl elliptic-oblong, usually obtuse, brownish at base; enveloped by dense woolly pubescence; inner spathulate-oblong, brownish at base. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 1.8 - 2 mm long, 4-toothed. Style bifid. Bisexual florets ca 2 mmlong, 5-toothed. Achenes oblong, ca 0.5 mm long, papillose. Pappus hairs white, barbellate.

Fl. & Fr. June - Aug. & Oct.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, on slopes, at about 2350 m. Tamil Nadu and Kerala; rare.

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