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  Emilia alstonii
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Emilia alstonii Fosberg, Ceylon J. Sci. 10: 66. 1972; R. Mathur in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 209.1995; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 88. 2000.
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  Description: Herbs; stems short, ascending. Leaves all cauline; lower leaves orbicular to reniform or ovate, rounded at apex, 4 x 2 cm, petioled; petiole scarcely or narrowly winged; middle leaves with terminal lobe orbicular or reniform, cordate, with broad winged petiole, clasping at the base; uppermost leaves more or less oblong or lanceolate, prominently undulate, dentate or crenate. Inflorescence simple, terminal, ebracteate. Capitula bright purple. Involucre cylindrical, ca 8 x 4 mm; bracts ca 8 mm long. Disc florets 12-13 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes 1.2-1.5 mm long. Anthers 0.6-0.8 mm long. Achenes 5-angled, minutely scabrid on the angles.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and on wet rocks
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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