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Published In: Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 29(2): 94. 1873. (23 Aug 1873) (Trans. Linn. Soc. London) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-October.
Type: Type: Nepal, Buchanan-Hamilton 180 (BM!).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, India, Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar to Philippines and Indonesia, Africa and Madagascar.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Seems to be a rare species in Pakistan.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara Dist., Garhi Habibullah, Oct. 1907, Deane s.n. (BM); Punjab in Valle Giri, April 1884, J. R. Drumond s.n. (RAW).


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A robust much branched glandular pubescent herb, up to 60 (-75) cm tall, stem winged, wings herbaceous, entire, rarely somewhat denticulate, continuous. Leaves oblong, 2-8 (-10) x 0.7-1.5 cm, with decurrent bases and denticulate margins, acute to subobtuse, densely covered with longer multiseptate hairs. Capitula 1-1.3 cm across, arranged in leafy racemes, on short axillary winged branches; phyllaries 4-5-seriate, outer lanceolate c. 9 x 1 mm, inner longer, up to 10 mm long, green at the apex, glandular pubescent on the outer side. Corolla of female florets c. 6 mm long, minutely toothed; of bisexual florets 7-8 mm long, 5-lobed. Cypselas dark brown, c. 1 mm long; pappus setae white, 6-7 mm long.
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