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Microglossa pyrifolia (Lamk.) O. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 353. 1891. Conyza pyrifolia Lamk. Encycl. 2: 89. 1786. M. volubilis DC., Prodr. 5: 320. 1836; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 257. 1881.

Shrubs, rambling, branches grooved. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, obscurely toothed at margin, 3.5 - 6.0 cm long, glabrous or pubescent beneath, petioled. Heads ca 8 mm across, numerous, clustered on branches of rounded corymbs, peduncled. Involucral bracts lanceolate. Ligules very minute. Achenes compressed, 4-angled, puberulous. Pappus red, ca 3 mm long, much longer than minute achenes.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas and N.E. region. Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, and Mizoram.

Bangladesh, Myanmar, China and Malay Island.

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