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Published In: Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt. Zweite Abteilung, Systematik, Pflanzengeographie, angewandte Botanik 44(2): 118. 1928. (Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2) Name publication detail

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Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: July-September.
Type: Type: in Indiae orient. provincies. bor. occidentalibus, Royle (G-DC).
Habitat: A plant of higher altitude, grows from 2500-4500 m on open moist slopes, meadows and near streams.
Distribution: Distribution: Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Map Location: A-7 Gilgit Dist.: Yasin-Darkot east side al. 12,700-13500 ft., in scree with soil, S. Bowes Lyon 8163 (K, RAW); Gilgit Dist: Rama valley, near Astor, Gilgit agency 35o20'N, 75o50'E, wet sunny meadows 10400 ft., Larkester & Pearson TEL 1203 (BM); Yarkhun, Chitral, between 36o, 30'N.72o,46'E & 36o.48 'N73o,5'E, 13000 ft, S. A. Bowes Lyon 997 (BM); Lohigal An, N.E. of Drosh, at edge of stream, 13000 ft, J. D. A. Stainton 3130 (BM); ibid, 13500 ft, June 1908, S. M.Toppin 544 (K); Above Jamishi Ghochar, c. 4300 m, 10.7.1950, Wendelbo s.n. (BM); Chitral, Golen, 36o.1 'N, 72o.10 'E, 14500 ft, S.A. Bowes Lyon 110 (BM); Baroghill pass, on open slopes, 12500 ft, J. D. A .Stainton 2973 (BM); Ishkuman Aghost, 4210-4540 m, F. Schmid 2479 (RAW); ibid, 13-14000 ft, August 1954, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); A-8 Klik Pass, Misgar, Hunza ± 3600 m, fairly common on moist grassy slope, Jan Alam & H. Aziz 1068 (KUH);Hispar, glacier, left bank, Chokutens, 11000 ft, R. Scott Russell 1197 (BM); Gharesa Glacier Base Camp, 13 miles east of Nagar, 15580 ft, lateral moraine O. Polunin 6106 (BM); Above Dudaar camp, Shishpear, Hunza, 2660 m, Jan Alam & M. S. Islam 368 (KUH); B-7 Hazara Dist.: ibid, 27.8.1949, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Kaghan valley, Saiful Muluk, 10750 ft, Turf at edge of lake, B. L. Burtt B906 (E); ibid, 11200 ft, Inayat 19740 C (RAW); ibid, 10,000 ft, S. M. A. Kazmi s.n. (KUH); Paya, mountain Makra, Kagan 12000 ft, Y. Nasir & W. Meyer 8893 (RAW); Saiful-Muluk-Sar 3570 m, Schmid 326 (BM); Above Sharan, ± 8500 ft, Kaghan, Y. Nasir & W. Meyer 8877 (RAW); Babusar village, ± 13000 ft, Siddiqui & Y. Nasir 2796 (RAW); Babusar top, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 5385 (KUH); 8 miles from Burawai on way to Gilgit, M. Qaiser & Azmat Ali 5355; Island in the stream, flat area, below Vishensan lake in short stony turf, alt. 3400 m, C. C. Townsend 87/189 (K); Lidder valley near Pahlgam, growing on rocks, near the river bank, Pinfold 76 (BM); B-8 Rattu Pees, P. Punjal, Kashmir & Gulmarg, 11400 ft, J. L. Stewart 348/JL? (K); Basho valley, Skardu, 3360 m, Morain, K. Hofmann et al. 2c-9-10A (RAW); Kashmir: Apharwat, on slopes, above 11000 ft., 1415 July 1933, Venning K 147 (K); ibid, 10.6.1971, N. K. B. Robson 2069 (BM); Zoji la pass Kashmir, 11300, H. H. Rich 563 (K); near Sheshnag 2500 ft., J. R. Drumond 14187 (K); above Gulmarg, Apharwat mountain, C. R. Lancaster 21 (BM); Sonamarg, Tajwar 8500 ft., June 1930 C. C. Burt 195 (E); Minimarg, Kishenganga valley, field borders and meadows, R. R. Stewart 19206 (RAW); Biafo/ Hispar Glacier, Karakorum mountain, 5200 m, C. Dickson 34 (E); Barpu Glacier, left bank, 10-11000 ft, open slopes, R. Scott Russell 1101 (K);Hau Nag, upper Lidder, Kashmir ± 13000 ft, R. R. Stewart 12642 (RAW); Near Sinthan pass, Kashmir, grassy turf slopes, F. Ludlow 162 (BM); ibid, on summit of ridge, amongst grass, boulders of melting snow, F. Ludlow 184 (BM); Deosai, 14500 ft, Siddiqui, Zaffar Ali & Y. Nasir 4179 (BM,RAW); ibid, Farrukh Hussain 321 (RAW); On way to Murtaza top, Deosai plain, on moist slope, ± 13800 ft, August, 2002, Jan Alam & Fazal Karim s.n. (KUH); Above Soesar, Deosai plain, on mountain slope, 13500 ft, August 2002, Jan Alam & Fazal Karim s.n. (KUH); Bara pani, Deosai plain, alogwith river, Jan Alam & Fazal Karim 1303 (KUH); B-8/9 Baltistan: 10000-12000 ft., Falconer s.n. (K); Karakorum, Baltistan, Cho Blok, 4130 m, Hans Hartmann 1414 (RAW); Khunjrab Pass, 16000 ft, 30.7.1986, S. Malik et al. 192 (RAW); Khunjrab Pass (Top), c. 90 km from Sost, S. I. Ali, W. Sugong & T. Ali 3389 (KUH); B-9 Karakorum Glaciers found up to c. 16500 ft., Conway 136 (K); near Daranshi camp 15400 ft., Glacier, Conway 41, 41 (K); Baltistan north slope Burzil pass ± 12000 ft., R. R. Stewart 22984 (K); Gadsar, 12000 ft, rock ground, near stream, Pinfold 345 (BM); Kashmir above Suru 2000 ft., sandy dampish hill side B. B. Osmaston 169 (K); Rangdum, swamp (Suru) growing near water, 13000 ft, B. B. Osmaston 185,198 (K); Rongdu Bala Shyok, ± 16000 ft., August 9, 1947, Schmburg 45 (BM); Kashmir, July & August, 1877, Aitchison 49 (K); Kashmir: abundant in damp meadows near the main stream, alt. c. 3500 m. C. C. Townsend 89/275 (K); Baltal, Kashmir, on open slopes, 9000 ft, J. D. A. Stainton 8668 (E); Dras valley, amongst bushes, 10-11000 ft, J. F. Duthie 13681 (K); Matayan to Dras, Sept. 1880, A. P. Young s.n. (BM); Kashmir, Falconer 583 (K); Tirdik, Upper Bedashisha valley near Sabu, Ladakh, 4300 m, Billiet & Leonard 6875 (K); Valley above Stok, Ladakh, gravel of old terminal moraine, 5179 m, Janet Maxwell A20 (E); Mani Basin, northern slope, on Harmosh ridge, quite common, also on rocky scree on western flanks of hills, R. C. Culbert 39 (BM); Haramosh range, 36ºN., 75ºE, Mani Basin, fall field on north slopes, south aspect, 12500-14000 ft, R. Culbert 73 (BM); Hone mountain above Aliabad, ± 3800 ft, Jan Alam 896 (KUH); Shamullii Cheesh above Ghamesar, Hunza, 3600 m, Jan Alam & M. S. Islam 200 (KUH); C-8 Aliabad to Kuthnar, ± 9000 ft, 30.6.1952, R. R. Stewart & E. Nasir s.n. (KUH).


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Densely tufted, perennial, herbs, (5-) 8-25 cm high, white tomentose, densely covered by old leaf bases below. Basal leaves clustered, oblong spathulate, sometimes brown apiculate, 1-7 x 0.2-0.5 (-0.75) mm, cauline leaves 1.8-6 cm long, oblong lanceolate to spathulate, very obtuse to subacute. Capitula 5-7 (-10), clustered or in terminal corymbs, 5-8 mm in diameter. Inflorescence bracts 13-35 mm long, ovate to linear-lanceolate 1-2 x diameter across capitula, basal half or at least of upper face more densely white or yellowish grey tomentose than the cauline leaves; phyllaries oblong 3-6 x 1-2 (-25) mm with broad brown scarious margin. Corollas 3-4 mm long. Cypselas 1.5-2 mm, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, rudimentary ovaries in male florets always glabrous.
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