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Pluchea tomentosa DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 16. 1834; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 272. 1881.

Shrubs; stems 1-3 m tall, branched, striate, more or less pubescent below, glandular pubescent in upper part. Le.aves obovate, semi amplexicaul, often auricled at base, obtuse or subacute, acutely serrate, dentate, 2-8 x 1.5-3.5 cm, more or less pilose above, softly pubescent beneath. Heads in compound corymb, 0.6-2 cm in diam. Involucre campanulate; outer involucral bracts short, ovate, acute, slightly pubescent; inner linear, oblong, acute, ciliate near apex. Receptacle glabrous. Achenes obscurely angled, glabrous. Pappus reddish, minutely barbellate.

Fl. & Fr. Dec.- Feb.

Distrib. India: Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, W. Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.


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