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Blumea obliqua (L.) Druce, Rep. Bot. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 4: 609. 1916. Erigeron obliquum L., Mant. Pl. 2: 573. 1771. Blumea amplectens DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 13. 1834. et Prodr. 5. 483. 1836; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 260. 1881. Blumea pubiflora DC., Prodr. 5: 434. 1836.

Herbs, erect, dichotomously branched; stems branched, yellowish, 5-50 cm high, puberulous. Leaves elliptic oblong to lanceolate, apiculate, margins serrate dentate, base half amplexicaul to obtuse, 0.5-5 x 0.2-2 cm, scabrid to velutinous on both surfaces. Heads solitary, terminal and axillary, 6-10 mm in diam., long pedunculate. Involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, 1-8 mm long, hairy on dorsal surface, reflexed at maturity; outer ones apiculate; inner acuminate, often tinged with purple, margins scarious. Receptacle slightly convex, areolate, glabrous. Corolla of bisexual florets yellow, tubular, 4-5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes acute, papillate, pubescent; corolla of female florets filiform, 3-4 mm long, 2-3 -lobed, glabrous. Achenes dark brown, oblong, not ribbed, pubescent. Pappus yellowish white, 3-4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - March.

Distrib. India: Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, W. Bengal, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

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