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Anaphalis desertii J.R. Drumm. in Kew Bull. 1910: 76. 1910.

Herbs, perennial, rhizomatous; stems terete. Leaves linear-oblong, narrowly decurrent, margins flat, ca 5 x 0.4 cm, 1-nerved, upper surface black green, becoming glabrescent, lower surface greyish puberulous. Heads pale yellow, small, dense. Involucral bracts scarious, in many series; outer brown tomentose, obovate; inner white, shining, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, acuminate. Achenes minute, subcylindric, sparsely glandular on upper surface, obscurely ribbed below. Pappus white, long, scabrous.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas. Sikkim (Lonok); extremely rare.

Tibet and China.

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