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Leontopodium brachyactis Gandoger in Bull. Soc. Fr. 46: 420. 1899; R. R Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. 764. 1972; Kitamura, l.c.; Grubov in Shishkin, Fl. USSR. 25: 383. 1990 (Engl. Transl.); P. C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. Ind. 3: 105. 1995. (Fig. 34).

  • Leontopodium alpinum sensu Hook.f.

    Perennial tomentose or somewhat glabrous stoloniferous herbs; stolons c. 10 mm long, covered with dense, brown scaly leaves. Stem many. Basal leaves in dense rosettes, 30-40 x 3-4 (-5) mm, spathulate, usually thickish, obtuse to subacute, cauline leaves (20-) 30-40 x 3-4 mm, non subulate, shortly mucronate, usually densely lanate-tomentose, 1-veined. Capitula 3-5, laxly arranged 6-8 mm in diameter, subtended by the inflorescence bracts which are not different from the cauline leaves in colour and pubescence, but forming a distinct star, lanceolate obtuse; phyllaries dark brownish, c. 5 x 1.5-1.7 mm, scarious with a lower ± greenish part, long pilose hairy, acuminate. Cypselas of female florets larger than the sterile ones of bisexual florets, c. 1.5 mm long, papillose; pappus setae 4.5-5 mm long, barbellate, deciduous falling as a unit.

    Fl.Per.: June-August.

    Type: Tihri Garhwal and Deota, alt. 8000 ped. (LY).

    A fairly common species, grows from 2200-4000 m, among rocks, open stony ground; Distribution: Pakistan, India, W. Xizang, Nepal to China.


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