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  Emilia scabra
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Emilia scabra DC., Prodr. 6: 303. 1838; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 716(503). 1921; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 250. 1988; R. Mathur in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 211. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 251. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 39. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 371. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 200. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 165. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 88. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 169. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 471. 2009. Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. var. scabra (DC.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 336. 1881.
  Malayalam Name(s): Poosha-thala
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Herbs, decumbent at base, crisped-pubescent. Leaves usually basal, few are cauline, 2.5-4 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong, entire or lyrate, crenate, base auricled, crispately pubescent. Heads few, 1.2-1.5 cm long; bracts 8 x 1 mm, oblong, herbaceous, acute, glabrous. Flowers many; corolla 7 mm long, glandular, pink, lobes acute. Achenes 3 mm long, ribbed, hispid along the angles.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests and grasslands
  Distribution: India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2020
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Mavelikkudy, Vellimala, Karimala, Manantody, Chandanathode, Nadugani ghats, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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