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Blumea sessiliflora Decne., Nouv. Ann. Mus. Par. 3: 140. 1834; Randeria in Blumea 10: 257. 1960.

Herbs, erect; stems simple or branched, up to 1 m high, glabrate at the base, tomentose above. Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, base tapering; the lower usually lyrately lobed; the upper entire, serrate-dentate, 5-15 x 1.2-6 cm, velutinous-pilose on both t~e surfaces. Heads in clusters of 3-5, arranged in interrupted spicate panicle, 5-6 mm, sessile or pedunculate. Involucral bracts slightly longer than florets, lanceolate, shortly acuminate, 1.5-6.5 mm long, herbaceous,densely pilose on dorsal surface, margins scarious. Receptacle slightly convex, alveolate, glabrous. Corolla of bisexual florets yellow, tubular, 4-5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes papillate, pubescent; corolla of female florets filiform, 3.5-4.0 mm long, 2-3 -lobed, glabrous. Achenes brown, oblong, ribbed, puberulous. Pappus white, 3-4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept.- April.

Distrib. India: In moist shady places in plains up to 700 m. Orissa, Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Myanmar, China and S.E. Asia.

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