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  Cirsium wallichii var. wightii
 
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  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Cirsium wallichii DC., Prodr. 6: 643. 1838, var. wightii (Hook. f.) Vivek., Biol. Mem. Angiosp. Taxon ser. 2 (1 & 2): 77. 1977; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 35. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 38. 1998. Cnicus wallichii DC. var. wightii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 364. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 725 (510). 1921. Cirsium wallichii DC., Prodr. 6: 543. 1838, var. fasciculata (Hook. f.) Manilal & Suresh in Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 153. 1988. Cnicus wallichii DC. var. fasciculata Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 364. 1881
  Malayalam Name(s): Chakkumullu
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  Description: Erect thistle; branchlets ribbed, cottony. Leaves alternate, sessile, clasping, lower ones deeply pinnatisect, upper ones sinuate-pinnatifid, to 10(15) x 3(5) cm; segments irregularly lobed and toothed, margin spiny. Corymbs terminal or in upper axils. Capitula many-flowered, separate, homogamous, bisexual, fertile, 4.5 cm wide. Involucre ovoid. Phyllaries several-seriate; outer ones spiny, spreading, 1.2 cm; inner ones dilated and incurved near apex, 1.5 cm. Receptacle 2 cm wide, flat; peduncle 1 cm. Florets to 2 cm. Corolla-tube 1.5 cm; lobes 5. Stamens 5; anther-base caudate, auricles connate, tails slender. Style arms short, obtuse. Achenes ovoid, obtusely 4-angled. Pappus of 15-40 whitish hairs to 1 cm, copious, feathery.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests and grasslands
  Distribution: India, Nepal and Bhutan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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