Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

JSP Page
Blumea martiniana Vaniot in Bull. Acad. Bot. 12: 26. 1903. B. henryi Dun.l. in J. Linn. Soc. 35: 503. 1903; Deb & Dutta in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. soc. 70: 92. 1973.

Shrubs; stems woody, 1.5-2.5 m tall, branched; branches densely tomentose woolly with long white hairs. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, base tapering, shortly acuminate, margins distantly denticulate, pilose on the upper surface, densely woolly on the lower surface, sessile. Heads in axillary clusters of 2-4, arranged in large panicles, 14-18 mm in diam.; peduncle white-woolly. Involucral bracts slightly longer than florets, linear, acute; the outer bracts densely woolly on dorsal surface; inner gradually scarious. Receptacle flat, alveolate, 4-6 mm in diam., glabrous. Corolla of bisexual florets reddish yellow, tubular, 6-7 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes acute, papillate, pubescent with long multicellular hairs and colleters; corolla of female florets filiform, upto 6 mm long, 2-3 -lobed, glabrous. Achenes brown, oblong, finely 10-ribbed, densely pubescent. Pappus yellowish white, 5-7 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Dec.- May.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, in evergreen forests at higher elevations. Arunachal Pradesh.

China and Vietnam.

JSP Page
  • Search