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Anaphalis cavei Chatterjee in Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 3: 17. 1949.


Herbs, perennial, caespitosely branched, densely woolly, 3.5 - 7 cm high; roots adventitious, slender, woolly. Leaves oblanceoalte, obovate or clavate, spathulate, narrowed at base, obtuse at apex, entire, 5 - 10 x 2 - 4 mm, papery, surfaces with grey tomentum, sessile. Heads in dense corymbs, 8 - 10 mm across; peduncle 2 - 3 mm long, woolly. Involucral bracts pale yellow, many, scarious, often constricted in the middle, linear-lanceolate, base of the limb striate. Female florets tubular to linear. Bisexual florets ca 3 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes dark brown, ovoid, elongate, ca 1 mm long, sparsely papillose. Pappus hairs grey white, minutely barbellate.

Fl. & Fr. July - Nov.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, 5000 - 5300 m. Sikkim (Guchala); rare.

Nepal.




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