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Blumea bovei (DC.) Vatke in Linnaea 39: 485. 1875; Raghavan, Wadhwa & Ansari in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 21 (2): 43. 1981. Conyza bovei DC. in Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. 261. 1834.

Herbs, perennial; stems branched from base 20-30 (-40) cm high, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Basal leaves absent at flowering time; cauline leaves linear-oblong, auriculate at base, acute, distantly denticulate, 1.5-4(8) x 0.3 -0.8 em, glabrous or sparsely pubescent on both surfaces, sessile. Heads axillary or terminal. Involucral bracts 3-4 seriate, herbaceous, solitary or 2-3, 5-7.5 mm in diam., linear-Ianceolate, acuminate; 4-6 mm long, outer ones pubescent; inner ones hair-like at apex. Receptacle flat, areolate, 2-4 mm in diam., glabrous. Corollas of bisexual florets yellow, tubular, ca 4 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes pubescent; corolla offemale florets filiform, ca 3 mm long, 2-3-lobed, glabrous. Achenes brown, oblong, 0.5-0.7 mm long, pubescent. Pappus white, ca 3.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Feb.- March.

Distrib. India: Gujarat.

N.E. Africa, Somalia, Eritrea and Sinai.

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