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Anaphalis staintonii Georgiadou in Candollea 33: 137. 1978.

Undershrubs. hairy, up to 50 cm high; stems slender, striate. Leaves narrow, linear, usually closely convolute or elliptic-lanceolate, flat, acute at apex, 0.5 - 2 x 0.5 - 0.4 cm, surfaces grey-snowwhite tomentose. Heads laxly arranged, 2.2 - 5 mm across; peduncle 2 - 7 mm long. densely white tomentose. Involucral bracts 5 - 6-seriate, glistening white; outermost brown, ovate, immersed in woolly tomentum; inner bracts spathulate, often tinged with pink. Bisexual florets 3 mm long, 5-toothed. Acbenes oblong, ca 0.5 mm long. Pappus hairs white, claviculate.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, common on exposed, dry rocky slopes, 2700 - 4500 m. Jammu & Kashmir.


Notes. This species is closely allied to Anaphalis virgata Thomson ex C.B . Clarke, but differs in having involucraI bracts usually of rose-pink color and thick claviculate pappus hairs. Heads in some of the material examined for this species were found to be unisexual.

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