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Pakistan | Family List | Asteraceae | Laggera

Laggera alata (D. Don) Oliver in Trans. Linn. Soc. 29: 94. 1873; Hook.f., l.c. 271; Humbert, Fl. Madag. et Comores 189(2): 359. fig. 68, 12-17. 1962; R. R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 761. 1972; S. Gould in Hara et al., Enum., Fl. Pl. Nepal, 32. 1982; S. Kumar, l.c.; Grierson & Springate, l.c. 1506. (Fig. 23, F-K).

  • Blumea alata (D. Don) DC.
  • Conyza alata (D.Don) Roxb.
  • Erigeron alatum D. Don

    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.

    Fl. Per.: March-October.

    Type: Nepal, Buchanan-Hamilton 180 (BM!).

    Distribution: Pakistan, India, Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar to Philippines and Indonesia, Africa and Madagascar.

    Seems to be a rare species in Pakistan.


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