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Blumea malcolmii (C.B. Clarke) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 266.1881. Pluchea malcolmii C.B. Clarke, Compo Ind. 95. 1876.

Herbs, stout, strongly aromatic, woolly, with fibrous roots; stems many branched from base, erect or ascending, 10-60 cm high, densely woolly with silky white hairs. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, obtuse, margins closely irregularly spinulose-serrate, 1.5-12.5 x 0.7-4.5 cm,densely white woolly on both surfaces, sessile. Heads terminal, fascicled, clustered at the ends of branches, 7-18 mm across; peduncle up to 20 mm long, densely woolly.Involucral bracts linear, acute, 2-8 mm long, reflexed at maturity, densely woolly on dorsal surface. Receptacle convex, alveolate, glabrous. Corolla of bisexual florets tubular, 4-5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes and tubes pubescent with white hairs; corolla of the female florets filiform, 3.5-4.0 mm long, 2-3 lobed, densely pubescent. Achenes brown, obscurely angled, silky, shining. Pappus white, up to 4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Nov.- April.

Distrib. India: on hill slopes, up to 1350 m. Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagar haveli and Karnataka.


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