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


Herbs to undershrubs, up to 60 cm high; stems woody, clothed with thick, white cottony tomentum. Leaves oblong or oblong-Ianceolate, aggregated and deflexed at basal end, sparse above, truncate at base, acute at apex, margins distinctly recurved, 1.5 - 4 x 0.2 - 1 cm, sessile, green above and ashy beneath, densely clothed with soft woolly tomentum below, 3 or more nerved, sessile and firmly adnate. Heads in compact, terminal corymbs, ca 6 nun across; peduncle ca 4 mm long, densely white cottony-woolly. Involucral bracts white or yellowish, in many series; outermost linear-Ianceolate, enveloped in white wool, brownish at basal end; inner ones oblong, charred brown in the lower half. Ray florets ca 2.5 mm long, filiform, 5-toothed. Disc florets bisexual, ca 2.8 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes ca oblong, 0.5 mm, minutely scaly. Pappus hairs white, minutely bristly.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Feb.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, common on rocky slopes and exposed places, 2270 - 2500 m. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

Endemic.




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