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Anaphalis hookeri C.B. Clarke ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 282. 1881.

Herbs, erect, simple or branched, slender up to 50 cm high; stems minutely striate, hairy, glandular. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, base subamplexieaul, acuminate at apex, mueronulate, margins slightly recurved, 2.7 - 7.5 x 0.3 - 0.6 cm, 3-nerved, upper surface cobwebby, lower surface hairy and subglandular, sessile. Heads in branched corymbs, ca 3 mm across; peduncle ca 4 mm long, densely woolly tomentose. Involucral bracts 3 - 4 seriate; outermost white, woolly, broadly ovate, charred brown at basal end; inner linear-oblong, obtuse- acute at apex. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 2.2 mm long, 4-toothed. Disc florets bisexual with corolla ca 2 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes narrowly cylindrical, ca 0.4 mm long, minutely hairy. Pappus hairs white, minutely bristly.

Fl. & Fr. Nov.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, 3000 - 3670 m. Sikkim (Lachen and Lachoong Valleys);

Notes. A species closely allied to Anaphalis subumbellata C.B . Clarke, but clearly distinguishable in having narrowly lanceolate, spreading leaves. A rare species known from Scanty collection.

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