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Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) C.B. Clarke, Compo Ind. 94. 1876. Berthelotia lanceolata DC., Prodr. 5: 376. 1836; Hook.f. in Fl. Brit. India 3: 272. 1881.

Bhoj.: Baisurai; Guj., Hindi, Mar.: Rasana, Rashana; Punj.: Sarmei, reshami; Raj.: Chotakalia.

Undershrubs, erect, up to 1.2 m tall; stems and branches terete, obscurely striate, slender, softly adpressed pubescent. Leaves oblong or oblanceolate, narrowed at base, obtuse, apiculate, margins obscurely dentate at apex, 2-6 x 0.4-1.0 cm, coriaceous, finely silky pubescent on both surfaces; main nerves prominent. Heads pink, ovoid or campanulnte, in compound pubescent corymbs, much broader, 6-7 mm. Outer involucral bracts tinged with purple at apex; 2-3-seriate, obtuse, 2.5-4 x 2 mm, silky pubescent, inner scales linear, scarious, subacute, slightly narrower, longer than the outer. Receptacle ,.flat, naked. Pappus hairs distinctly connate at base.

Fl. & Fr. March - Aug.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and W. Bengal.

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Africa.

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