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  Blumea clarkei
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea clarkei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 267. 1881; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 243. 1988; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 121. 1995; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 461. 2009. Blumea malabarica Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 267; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 688(484). 1921.
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  Description: Herbs, perennial with a fibrous rootstock; stems unbranched, 0.6-2 m tall, erect or climbing, velutinous especially in younger parts. Leaves obovate or oblanceolate to oblong-linear, base acute or apiculate, serrate or dentate with mucronate teeth, 4-15 x 0.7-6.0 cm, glabrate on the upper surface or velutinous on both the surfaces. Heads arranged in narrow, terminal, compact panicles, 8-12 mm in diam., subsessile with velutinous peduncle(upto 5 mm) in dense clusters. Involucral bracts 1.5-10 mm long, the outer lanceolate, inner linear-lanceolate, acute, more or less scarious with ciliate apices and margins, hairy on dorsal surface. Receptacle 4-5 mm in diam., densely pilose, alveolate. Corolla of bisexual florets yellow, tubular, 5-6.5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes papillate, acute, pubescent; corolla of female florets filiform, 5-6 mm long, 2-3 lobed, glabrous. Achenes pale brown, oblong, ribbed, sparsely pubescent. Pappus pure white, 5-6 mm long, hairy.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): Kannur, Wayanad, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India, Myanmar, China, Philippines and South East Asia
  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: Brahmagiri
   
 
   
 
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