is a 20-40cm tall perennial herb inhabiting hills or mountainous
regions. Stems and leaves often tinge red-purple. The leaves are of
sparsely alternate phyllotaxis, in an oblanceolate to long-oblong
shape. The secretory tissues, red-purple, in cyathium inflorescences
are crescent-shaped with both ends pointed. Ovaries are flat and
smooth. Bloom time: April-June.