Piloselloides hirsuta (Forsk.) C. Jeffrey ex Cufod. (syn: Arnica hirsuta Forsk.; Arnica piloselloides L.; Epiclinastrum candollei Boj. ex DC.; Gerbera aberdarica R.E. Fr.; Gerbera amabilis Hance; Gerbera candollei Sch. Bip.; Gerbera hirsuta (Forsk.) Less.; Gerbera ovalifolia DC.;  Gerbera piloselloides (L.) Cass.; Gerbera piloselloides var. yemensis Defl.; Gerbera schimperi Sch. Bip. ex Hochst.; Lasiopus candollei DC.; Perdicium piloselloides (L.) Hiern);  
China (Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan,
Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Tibet, South Africa (Transvaal,
Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Prov.), Swaziland, Lesotho, South Sudan,
Somalia, Central African Republic, Togo, Angola, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cameroon,
Congo (Brazzaville), Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Madagascar, Burma
(Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Shan), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Yemen (W-Yemen), India
(Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya), Bhutan, Nepal
as per Catalogue of Life;

Leaf blades oblanceolate, 5-12 x 2-5.5cm, obtuse or subacute, rounded or attenuate at base, entire, sparsely pubescent on upper surface, ± tomentose beneath; petiole 0.5-5(-8)cm. Scape 10-45cm, ebracteate, brownish tomentose, somewhat inflated below capitulum. Capitula radiate. Involucre obconic,c 7mm diameter; phyllaries linear-lanceolate,7-20 x 1-2mm, sparsely tomentose. Ray flowers 17-25; corolla white to dark crimson or purplish, outer lip 10 x 1mm, basal tube 8mm. Disc corollas 10-13mm, gradually tapered below. Achene body narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, 4.5-6mm, scurfy papillose, scarcely compressed,c 5-ribbed; beak slender,5-7mm; pappus 10mm, reddish-brown.

Fl. March – August
Coniferous forest and forest clearings, on grassy banks and dry sandy soil.
(attributions- A.J.C Grierson & D.G.Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2001. from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


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Location: Chautara, Nepal  
Date: 16 December 2017
Altitude: 5600 ft.
Gerbera piloselloides (L.) Cass.  ??
Syn : Piloselloides hirsuta (Forssk.) C.Jeffrey ex Cufod.