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Anaphalis brevifolia DC., Prodr. 6: 273. 1837; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 286. 1881.

Herbs, perennial, erect; stems much branched from base, woody; branches densely leafy, white lanuginose. Leaves ca 5 x 1 mm; lower spreading, linear- oblong, obtuse with recurved margins; upper erect, narrower, often imbricate, surfaces cottony, more so on lower surface. Heads in terminal corymbose clusters, ca 6.5 mm across; peduncle small. Involucral bracts white, oblong- lanceolate, obtuse. Ray florets female, filiform, minutely toothed. Disc florets bisexual with 5-lobed corolla. Stigma 2-lobed. Anthers sagittate. Achenes brown, oblong, minutely papillose. Pappus hairs scabrid, setose.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - April.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, 2000 - 2340 m. Tamil Nadu (Anamallay Hill); rare and endangered.

Sri Lanka.

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