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  Phyllocephalum indicum
 
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  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Phyllocephalum indicum (Less.) Kirkman, Rhodora 83: 12. 1981; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 156. 1988; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 340. 1995; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 384. 2002. Ampherephis indica Less., Linnaea 6: 686. 1831. Decaneurum reticulatum Wight, Ic. t. 1080. 1846. Centratherum reticulatum (Wight) Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. 2: 225. 1873; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 227. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 666(469). 1921.
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  Description: Leaves 7-12 x 2-3.5 cm, elliptic ovate, acuminate at apex, attenuate at base, margins serrate, hairy above and on nerves below, white cottony between the prominently reticulated veins below; upper leaves sessile to slightly petioled, lower ones long petioled. Heads in terminal and axillary corymbs, 1.5-2 cm diam. Involucre bracts many-seriate, outer ones leafy, shorter, 0.5-0.7 x 0.3-0.4 cm, moniliform hairy without, mucronate at tip; inner ones scarious at base, leafy above, 0.8-1 x 0.2-0.3 cm long, lanceolate, innermost ones scarious. Flowers homogamous, not rayed. Corolla campanulate, purple; tube slender, 0.5-0.6 cm long, widened at mouth; style-arms subulate, hairy at tip. Achenes 0.1-0.2 cm long, 8-10-ribbed. Pappus yellow, barbellate hairs, 0.25-0.3 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-October
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream banks
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 1400-2200
  Localities: Aruvanpara, High Range, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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