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  Blepharispermum petiolare
 
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  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blepharispermum petiolare DC. in Wight, Contrib. 12. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 276. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 692(487). 1921; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 42. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 195. 1998.
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  Description: Shrubs, to 1 m high. Leaves 8-10 x 5 cm, alternate, ovate, acuminate, entire, glabrous; petioles 1 cm long. Heads 3-6-flowered, densely packed in globose clusters of 15 mm across, panicled, terminal, long-peduncled; bracts 1-seriate, 5 x 1 mm, white, oblong, obtuse, glabrous. Flowers two types. Female flowers 2, outer; corolla tubular, 3 mm long, white, 3-lobed. Bisexual flowers 2 or 3, inner, sterile; corolla tubular, 4 mm long, 3-4-lobed, yellow. Achenes obovate, biconvex, black, ciliate; pappus of few hairs.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki
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  Habitat: Degraded moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Aruvioda
   
 
   
 
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