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Pluchea indica (L.) Less. in Linnaea 6: 150. 1831; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 272. 1881. Baccharis indica L., Sp. Pl. 861. 1753.


Shrubs, small, nearly glabrous; stems up to 60 cm. Leaves obovate or oblanceolate, acute, apiculate or obtuse, minutely serrate, 2-5 cm long, gland dotted, narrowed into a small petiole. Heads in compound terminal corymb, 0.6 cm in diam. t pubescent. Outer involucral bracts broad with rounded tips. Disc florets bisexual, 3. Ray florets numerous, female. Achenes minute, ribbed, nearly glabrous. Pappus white, scanty, spreading.

Distrib. India: W. Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical Asia and Australia.




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