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Anaphalis busua (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) DC., Prodr. 6: 275. 1838; 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, l.c. 57; Grierson & D. G. Long, l.c. 1517. (Fig. 39, H-N).

  • Anaphalis arenosa DC.
  • Anaphalis semidecurrens (Wall. ex DC.) DC.
  • Anaphalis surculosa Hand.-Mazz.
  • Gnaphalium busua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don.
  • Gnaphalium semidecurrens Wall. ex DC.

    Short lived (biennial?) herbs or undershrubs, (14-) 20-60 (-70) cm tall, sparsely to ± moderately hairy, sometimes shortly glandular pubescent, stem often simple but sometimes branched beneath the inflorescence. Leaves linear lanceolate-oblanceolate, (17-) 20-100 x 2-8 mm, bases shortly or strongly decurrent, ± forming wing, apex acuminate to mucronate, thin, sparsely hairy on both sides especially on midribs. Capitula many, in corymbs, 2-4 x 2-8 mm; florets all female or predominantly male or female, peduncle thin, sparsely hairy; phyllaries 4-5-seriate, whitish, outer 2.2-3.5 x 1.2-1.5 mm lanceolate, obtuse, middle one 3.5-4 x 1.2-1.7 mm lanceolate, obtuse, inner oblong spathulate 3-3.2 x 0.8-1 mm with acute tips. Female florets filiform, 1.5-2.5 mm long, bisexual florets (functionally male, disc florets), tubular, 1.8-2.5 mm long. Cypselas of female florets 0.4-0.8 mm long, papillose; pappus setae thick.

    Fl.Per. July-October.

    Type: Ad Suembu Nepalensium, floret Junio Buswa Nwaris, Hamilton (K!).

    A fairly common species between 2000-3000 m, in moist, shady areas and grassy places; Distribution: Pakistan, Temperate Himalayas (Kashmir to Bhutan) Khasia, Asam and Mynamar.


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