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Anaphalis meeboldii W.W. Smith in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 284. 1911.


Herbs, tufted, woody, up to 30 cm high; rootstock thick woody; stems densely ferruginous woolly. Leaves spreading or ascending, linear, bristly and stem clasping at base, apex subobtuse-acute, margins revolute, 3 - 8 x 0.5 - 1 mm, surfaces densely woolly, 1-nerved, sessile. Heads sessile, terminal on branches, densely clothed with brown woolly tomentum, ca 4 mm across. Involucral bracts light yellow, 3 - 4-seriate, linear, spathulate, densely woolly. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 1.8 mm long, 4-toothed. Disc florets bisexual, ca 1.8 mm long. Achenes ca 0.5 mm long, angled and minutely papillose; those of disc florets minute, ca 0.2 mm long. Pappus hairs minutely bristly.

Fl. & Fr. Nov. - March.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, 207 - 2740 m. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Endemic.

Notes. Leaves very closely arranged, giving a whorled appearance.




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