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Pluchea arguta Boiss., Diagn. ser. 2. 3: 5. 1856; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 273. 1881.

Shrubs, stout, branched, succulent, glandular pubescent; stems up to 1 m high. Leaves oblanceolate or obovate, narrowed at base, pungently serrate or lobulate, 2.5-4 x 0.4-1.8 cm. Heads solitary or few, purple 0.8-1.2 cm across, peduncled. Involucral bracts multi seriate, subulate-Ianceolate, rigid; outer very small, pubescent, ciliate; inner elongate, linear, acute, pubescent ciliate at tip. Receptacle naked. Achenes cylindrical, slightly ribbed, appressed hairy. Pappus hairs slender, shortly barbellate.

Distrib. India: Gujarat.


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