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Anaphalis lawii (Hook. f.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 2: 489. 1957. (Rep. ed.). A. oblonga DC. var. lawii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 283. 1881.


Herbs, erect, up to 35 cm high; stems clothed with white cottony tomentum. Leaves linear-oblong or linear-oblanceolate, acute-obtuse at apex, margins entire, 1 - 6 x 0.2 - 0.4 cm sessile, surfaces white woolly, more so on lower surface, 1-nerved. Heads in corymbs, ca 3 mm across. Involucral bracts white tinged with pink; 3 - 4-seriate; outermost ovate-oblanceolate, covered with white woolly tomentum; inner linear-oblong. Ray florets female with filiform corolla, ca 1.6 mm long. Ovary 0.4 mm; style 1.5 mm, linearly 2-fid, tip obtuse. Bisexual florets with corolla 0.5 mm across; tube 1.5 mm, 5-lobed. Achenes 0.6 mm long, terete or angled, minutely scaly.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - March.

Distrib. India: Common on Ghats on road cuttings or open grassy hills, especially on poor soil on plateaeu and bare rocky slopes, 740 - 1500 m. West Bengal, Kerala, Kamataka, Orissa and Maharashtra.




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