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  Acmella uliginosa
 
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  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass., F. Cuvier's Dict. Sci. Nat. ed. 2. 24: 331. 1822. Spilanthes uliginosa Sw., Nov. Gen. Pl. 110. 1788; Sivar. & Philip Mathew, Anc. Sci. Life 3: 171. 1984; Sivar. & Ramesan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 10: 524. 1987; H.J. Chowdhery in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 412. 1995; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 391. 2009. Spilanthes iabadicensis A. H. Moore, Proc. Amer. Acad. Sci. 42: 524. 1907.
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  Description: Herbs upto 1 m high, creeping or sometimes erect, rooting at nodes; stems subglabrous to scabrid-pilose. Leaves ovate-elliptic, obtuse, attenuate, entire or undulate, 1.5-6 x 1-3.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces; petioles 1-1.5 cm long. Heads radiate, ovoid or subglobose, subpaniculate, 4-6 x 3-5 mm, turning to elongate-ovoid at maturity, 5-10 x 4-5 mm, borne on filiform peduncles, 1-4.5 cm long. Involucral bracts 5-8, uniseriate, ovate to lanceolate, obtuse, minutely pilose, fimbriate at the margins. Ray florets usually 5; corolla with 2-3 rounded lobes at the apex, 1-3 mm long. Style arms short. Disc florets many; corolla funnel-shaped, 2 mm long, 4 lobed. Achenes dimorphic, 1-1.5 x 0.5 mm long, marginal ones trigonous, central ones laterally compressed, margins sparsely ciliate. Pappus of 2 unequal bristles; absent in ray achenes.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Alappuzha, Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wet or marshy places
  Distribution: Probably native of Tropical America; reported from Africa, Sri Lanka, Java and India
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Aroor
   
 
   
 
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