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Anaphalis xylorhiza Sch. - Bip. ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 281. 1881.

Herbs, erect, up to 30 cm high; rootstock stout and twisted; stems clothed with soft brown woolly hairs. Leaves heterophyllous, linear-sp~thulate, ca 2 - 13 x 0.4 - 1 cm, at basal end, and linear-oblong, 2 - 3.5 x 0.1 - 0.4 cm, on aerial stem, upper surface pubescent-hairy, lower surface densely woolly, 3-nerved. Heads in terminal corymbs, ca 4 mm across; peduncle 2 mm long, woolly tomentose. Involucral bracts white, 3 - 4-seriate, scarious, ovate; outer bracts with short, suffused brown claw; inner narro wly oblong-spathulate with suffused brown claw. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 2.5 mm long, obscurely toothed. Disc florets bisexual, ca 2 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes quadrangular, ca 1 mm long, papillose. Pappus hairs white, minutely barbed.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Oct.

Distrib. India: Himalayas, common on rocky crevices, sometimes found to occur in association with Polygonum sp. ascending up to 4725 m. Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and China.

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