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Blumea junghuhniana (Miq.) Boerl., Hand. Fl. Med. Ind. 2(1): 239. 1891; Balak. in Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 24: 63. 1982. Conyza junghuhniana Miq. in Pl. Jungh. 449. 1855.

Undershrubs or shrubs; stems erect, branched, densely greyish silky tomentose. Leaves oblong-obovate to oblong-lanceolate, margins coarsely dentate with spreading teeth, 4-30 x 1-11 cm, pinnatifid-lobed, densely silky-velutinous beneath, narrowed at base, usually appendiculate with linear-oblong lobes, subsessile. Heads in large terminal panicles, 8-11 m in diam., pedunculate. Involucral bracts longer than florets, linear, tapering, with scarious margins, densely pubescent on dorsal surface. Receptacle flat, 1.5-3.0 mm in diam., alveolate, glabrous. Corolla ofbisexual florets yellow , tubular, 5-6.5 mm long, yellow, 5-lobed; lobes pubescent; corolla of female florets 5-6 mm long, filiform, 2 to 3-lobed, glabrous. Achenes pale brown, columnar, 10-ribbed , pubescent. Pappus red 5-5.5 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Throughout the year.

Distrib. India: In forest clearings. Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Indonesia, Malaya, Philippines and New Guinea.

Notes. The species is closely related to B. balsamifera and both are known by the same vernacular name.

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