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  Helichrysum buddleioides
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Helichrysum buddleioides DC. in Wight, Contrib. 20. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 290. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 699(491). 1921; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 99.1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 203. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 167. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 380. 2002. Hedysarum hookerianum Wight & Arn. in DC., Prodr. 6: 201. 1838. Helichrysum buddleioides var. hookerianum (Wight & Arn.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 291. 1881; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 263. 1994; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 231. 1984; Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 99.1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 39. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Panjipoovu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Subshrubs, 50-70 cm high, densely cottony wooly. Leaves simple, alternate, 5-10 x 1.5-2 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at apex, narrowed and amplexicaule at base, sparsely cottony above, 5-7-ribbed. Heads 4 x 4 mm, globose, densely packed; bracts 3-4-seriate, 3.5 x 1 mm, oblanceolate, obtuse, yellow or hyaline, glabrous. Bisexual flowers 10-15; corolla 2 mm long, glabrous, yellow. Female flowers many; corolla 3 mm long. Achenes 3-angled, scabrid.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1400-2500
  Localities: Olikkudy, Uppermanalar, Vellimala, Kanthaloor forests, Lock-hert gap, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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