Baccharis Catamixis
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Baccharis Catamixis
ative Photo: Vinay Bhargava
Common name: Baccharis Catamixis
Botanical name: Catamixis baccharoides    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Baccharis Catamixis is a rare and threatened Himalayan undershrub, growing up to 0.75-1.8 m tall. Branchlets are round, aspressed silky hairy, or becoming hairless, densely leafy. Leaves are 3.5-5 cm long, obovate-spoon-shaped, base tapering into a stalk, leathery, hairless, margin wavy toothed. Flower-heads are borne in corymbs at branch ends or in leaf axils. Flower-heads consist of 5-6-florets. They are slender, scarcely 1.5 inches. Flowers are whitish with a pinkish tinge. Seed-pods are 2 mm, velvet-hairy, 10-ribbed, ribs in the ring shaped apex, pappus 8 mm, white. Baccharis Catamixis is found in Western Himalayas at altitudes of 700 m. Flowering: March-May.

Identification credit: Amit Kumar Photographed in Uttarakhand.

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