Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Blumeopsis flava (DC.) Gagnep. in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 26: 76. 1920. Blumea flava DC., Prodr. 6 : 439. 1836. Laggera flava (DC.) Benth. in Gen. Pl. 2: 290. 1873; Hook.f., Fl. brit. India 3: 270. 1881.

Herbs, erect, weak; stems simple, 0.15-1 m high, glabrous or short hairy, not winged. Leaves mostly in rosettes at base, obovate, rounded, spinulose dentate, 1.5-8 x 0.5-4 cm, narrowed to a short petiole; upper ones lax, lanceolate-oblong with an amplexicaul base, glabrate or thinly hairy. Heads golden yellow. Involucral bracts ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 0.1-0.4 cm long, glabrous. Corolla of disc florets 0.3-0.35 cm long; lobes hairy; corolla of marginal florets 0.2-0.25 cm long. Achenes very small, glabrous. Pappus white, 0.25-0.3 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Throughout the year.

Distrib. India: Major part of India in plains up to 1800 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Bhiar, Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Island.

Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaya, Sumatra and Hainan.

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