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Blumea belangeriana DC., Prodr. 5: 555. 1836; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 266. 1881.

Herbs, erect; stems reddish-brown, dichotomously branched, 20-30 cm high, glabrate at base, densely pilose with long white hairs and stalked glands at apex. Leaves obovate, abruptly tapering at base, apiculate, margins serrate-dentate, 1.5-15 x 1-8 cm, the upper surface strigose, darker, subsessile or sessile. Heads in dense axillary and terminal leafy clusters, 5-7 mm in diam., sessile. Involucral bracts lanceolate, 2-8 mm long, acute, purple tipped, reflexed at maturity, more or less scarious, hairy on dorsal surface, ciliate on the margins. Receptacle convex, glabrous, alveolate. Corolla of bisexual florets yellow, tubular, 4-5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes pubescent; female florets few in number. Corolla of female florets filiform, 3-3.5 mm long, 2-3 lobed lobes pubescent. Achenes pale brown, oblong, terete, pubescent. Pappus white, 3-4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Nov.- April.

Distrib. India: In shady places along stream beds, road sides and forest margins up to 600 m. W. Ghats, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Nagaland.


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