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  Dichrocephala chrysanthemifolia
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Dichrocephala chrysanthemifolia (Blume) DC. in Wight, Contrib. 11. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 245. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 679(477). 1921; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 259. 1994; Hajra in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 114. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 38. 1998. Cotula chrysanthemifolia Blume, Bijdr. 918. 1826.
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  Description: Erect herb; branchlets radiating, hispid. Leaves alternate, lyrate-pinnatifid, chartaceous, 5 x 1.5 cm, margin deeply incised, base auricled and stem-clasping. Panicles terminal, sparingly or copiously branched, lax. Capitula globose, 5 mm wide, heterogamous, disciform, cream. Involucre broadly campanulate, 1-2-seriate. Phyllaries c. 10, lanceolate. Outer florets pistillate, sub-radiate; inner florets bisexual. Pappus 0 in pistillate, and of 2 or 3 slender hairs in bisexual ones. Corolla (outer) curved, 6 mm wide, subradiate; (inner) tubular, campanulate, 1 mm wide, 4-lobed. Stamens 5, included; anther base truncate. Ovary compressed; style 1 mm, minutely 2-fid. Achenes obovoid. Pappus 0 in pistillate, of 2 weak bristles in bisexual ones.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Degraded forest areas
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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