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Anaphalis himachalensis Aswal et Goel in Nord. J. Bot. 8(4): 337 - 338. 1988.

Herbs, erect, strigose, up to 80 cm high; stem solitary from base, branched above. Leaves linear to oblong-lanceolate, acute-cuspidate at apex, margins flat, 2.0 - 4.5 x 0.25 - 0.8 cm, strigose, 1-nerved, rarely with 2-obscure lateral nerves. Heads in branched corymbs, subglobose up to 7.5 mm across. Involucral bracts white, up to 4-seriate, oblong-elliptic to spathulate. Ray florets female. Corolla filiform, ca 2.5 mm long. Style ca 2.25 mm long. Disc florets yellowish, bisexual. Corolla 3.0 - 3.5 mm long, 5-lobed. Achenes 0.75 - 1 mm long. Pappus hairs white.

Fl. & Fr. Aug.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, occasional on moist shady slopes, 2400 m, Himachal Pradesh (Lahul-Spiti District, Tandi)

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