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Anaphalis griffithii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 280. 1881.

Herbs, erect or ascending, slender, unbranched, up to 80 cm high. Leaves linear-Ianceolate, acute or apiculate at apex, semiamplexicaul at base margins flat or revolute, ca 1.5 - 4 x 0.1 - 0.3 cm, upper surface sparsely hairy or tomentose, lower surface dense, sub cinnamomeus woolly, 1-nerved. Heads in terminal corymbs, 5 - 8 mm across; peduncle ca 3 mm long, densely ferruginous tomentose. Involucral bracts 3 - 4-seriate, glistening white, ovate or elliptic-ovate, subacute. Ray florets filiform, ca 5 mm long, obscurely toothed. Disc florets bisexual with corolla ca 4 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes oblong, ca 0.05 mm long, hairy. Pappus hairs white, very slender.

Fl. & Fr. Oct. - Feb.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, undergrowth of Pine forests and also in grasslands, 1200 - 2670 m. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Nepal and S.W. China.

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