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Cremanthodium purpureifolium

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Usually 10-15cm in height. Basal leaves broadly ovate, 5-10cm long, finely toothed, reddish or purple flushed beneath and often also above. Flowering stems reddish to purplish with a few small leaves. Flowerheads solitary, nodding to outwards-facing, 3.5-5cm across, the rays yellow, late summer to autumn. Western to central Nepal, on open slopes and screes at 3600-4800m. [Pl.126]