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Anaphalis adnata Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 6: 274. 1838; C. B. Clarke, Composit. Ind. 108. 1876; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 282. 1881; R. R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 712. 1972; A.O.Chater in Hara et al., Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 3: 10. 1982; P. C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. Ind. 13: 53. 1995; Grierson & Springate in Grierson, D. G. Long & Springate, Fl. Bhutan 22(3): 1516. 2001. (Fig. 39, A-G).

  • Gnaphalium adnatum (Wall. ex DC.) Kitam.
  • Gnaphalium adnatum (Wall. ex DC.) Kitamura

    Herbs or subshrubs, plant erect, (15-) 25-50 (-60) cm tall. Stems usually simple, but sometimes branched, densely white, floccose to tomentose. Leaves alternate, sessile, with acute apex, leathery, entire, 1-3-veined, white tomentose on both sides, upper ones linear lanceolate, 20-45 x 7-15 (-20) mm, lower leaves obovate or lanceolate, subadnate to the stem, (25-) 30-60 (-75) x 10-25 mm. Capitula 3-5 mm in diameter in dense clusters of terminal as well as axillary corymbs on 20-30 mm long peduncles; axillary corymbs usually shorter than terminal ones, sometimes peduncle very short or almost absent in axillary corymbs; phyllaries 5-8-seriate, outer ones broadly ovate, densely hairy outside, acute, 2.5-3.5 (-4) x c. 2 mm, scarious, inner ones elliptic, lanceolate, ungiculate, ± woolly at the base, silvery white, longer than the outer one. Capitula predominantly female, with 8-10 bisexual, tubular florets (functionally male) and c. 100 filiform, female florets. Corolla of female florets light yellow, 2-3 mm long; those of bisexual florets with glandular teeth, 2.5-3 mm long. Stigma of female florets filiform and those of bisexual floret capitate. Cypselas c. 0.5 mm long, sparsely pappilose; pappus setae silky, white.

    Fl.Per.: July-November.

    Holotype: India Orient. ad Pundua Wallich 2948 (G-DC) Isotype (K-W!).

    A fairly common and distinct species, easily recognized from other Anaphalis species by its leathery leaves and lateral corymbs or glomerules. Grows between 900-2600 m, in moist shady areas; Distribution: Pakisan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar extending up to Thailand.


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