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Blumea laciniata (Roxb.) DC., Prodr. 5: 436. 1836. Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 3: 264. 1881. Conyza laciniata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 428. 1832.

Herbs, erect, aromatic; stems w,ith many branches arising from a woody base, 0.2-1.8 (-2.3) m tall, short hairy with stalked glands. Lower leaves lyrately lobed, petioled, upper ones obovate, base tapering, apiculate, entire to coarsely dentate, 5-35 x 1-20, cm pilose on both surfaces, sessile. Heads yellow, combined into a large, lax terminal panicle, 0.5-0.7 cm across. Peduncle 1-1.5 cm, glandular, pubescent. Receptacles short. Involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, reflexed, white hairy with prominent midrib. Outer bracts acicular, 1.5 mm long, glandular, hairy on dorsal surface; the middle 2-2.5 mm long; the inner lanceolate, acuminate, 4-4.5 mm long. Corolla of bisexual florets yellow, tubular, 4-5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes triangular, papillate, pubescent; corolla of female florets filiform, 3-4.5 mm long, 2-3-lobed, glabrous. Achenes brown, ribbed, 1 mm long, sparsely pubescent. Pappus white, up to 4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Throughout the year; more more during Feb. April.

Distrib. India: Throughout in forest clearing, along road sides and waste places ascending to 1200 m.

China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Egypt and Africa.

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