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Blumea bifoliata (L.) DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 14. 1834. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 261. 1881. Conyza bifoliata L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1207. 1753.

Herbs, viscid, pubescent; stems branched from base, ascending, up to 3 m tall, villous, terete. Leaves oblong-spathulate, 2-7 x 1.5-3 cm, membranous, softly pubescent above and below, glandular; glands stalked, lower leaves cuneate, decurrent to petiole, upper ones truncate, acute, dentate, subsessile, uppermost opposite. Heads yellow, terminal and axillary, 1 or 2, up to 7 mm in diam., pedunculate. Outer involucral bracts lanceolate, acuminate, 4 x 0.3 mm, densely strigose, curved; inner ones linear-lanceolate, acuminate 6 x 0.2 mm, scarious, sparsely strigose hairy, glandular. Corolla of bisexual florets tubular, 2.5-4 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes hairy; corolla of female florets filiform, 3.5-4 mm, 2-3 -lobed, glabrous. Achenes narrowly oblong with 4-5 hairy angles. Pappus white, 2.5-4.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Dec.- April.

Distrib. India: In forests, grasslands, dry fields and along road sides in plains up to 600 m. Uttar Pradesh, Assam, W. Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karntaka and Tamil Nadu.

Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

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