3. Hippolytia nana (C. B. Clarke) C. Shih, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(4): 68. 1979.
Tanacetum nanum C. B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 155. 1876; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 320. 1881; R. R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 787. 1972 ; B. D. Naithani in Hajra et al., Fl. Ind. 12: 64.1995.
Perennial herbs with 5 – 10 (-15) cm tall, sparsely hairy, leafy sterile and fertile shoots from thick, much branched, ± woody rootstock. Leaves sparsely hairy above, densely villose below, basal and lower stem leaves petioled, ovate, 12 – 25 mm long, 6 – 10 mm wide, bipinnatisect into short, linear, incurved, acute ultimate segments, middle and upper stem leaves subsessile to sessile, gradually smaller in size. Capitula 6 – 8 mm across, on short hairy peduncles, (1-) 2-3 to several in congested, ± capitate, terminal corymbs. Involucre ±oblong-hemispherical, phyllaries elliptic, externally lanate hairy, somewhat dentate on brown-scarious margins, obtuse. Florets yellow, hermaphrodite, with cylindrical, 5-lobed corolla tube. Cypselas ?
Fl. Per.: July-September.
Type: Nubra, 12.8.1848, Thomas Thomson s. n. (K!).
A rare species occurring above 4500 m in the alpine regions in Kashmir and Northern Areas; Distribution: Pakistan, India (Himachal Pradesh, Utter Pradesh), and China (Xizang).
Reported from Swat by Podlech (l.c.).