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Epaltes divaricata (L.) Cass., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 1818: Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 274. 1881. 139. 1818. Ethulia divaricata L., Mant. Pl. 1: 110. 1767.

Herbs, erect, up to 30 (50) cm high; branchlets winged; wings entire. Leaves alternate, lanceolate to oblong, base cuneate, decurrent, acute, margins sparsely dentate, 3-7 x 0.7-1 cm, thick distantly penninerved. Heads pink or purple, heterogamous, disciform, 1-3 together, terminal, 0.7 cm across. Involucre broadly campanulate; involucral bracts multiseriate, curved, scarious, acuminate, 3 mm long; outer narrowly lanceolate; middle ones broader, obovate; inner lanceolate. Receptacle flat, pitted. Ray florets female, multiseriate. Disc bisexual; corolla of bisexual florets tubular, campanulate, 0.7 mm across; tube 2.2 mm long, 5-lobed; corolla of female florets 0.15 mm across, filiform, minutely 4-toothed. Achenes oblong, 0.7-0.9 mm long, ribbed. Pappus 0.

Fl. & Fr. Dec.- April.

Distrib. India: Orissa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Myanmar, China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

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