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  Senecio multiceps
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Senecio multiceps Balakr., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 67: 57. 1970; R. Mathur in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 272. 1995. Madaractis polycephala DC., Prodr. 6: 440. 1838. Senecio polycephalus (DC.) Clarke, Comp. Ind. 197. 1876; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 344. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 722(507). 1921, non Ledeb.1830.
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  Description: Herbs, perennial, rhizomatous, glandular hispid; stems creeping, 25-45 cm high, corymbosely branched from the base or below the inflorescence. Leaves obovate-oblong to linear-lanceolate, margins thick, crenate, 1.5-8.5 x 0.2-4 cm, dark brown on drying, prominent veined on the lower surface, sessile, with dilated auricled base. Capitula radiate, few, in terminal corymb, 1.5 cm in diam., 4-5 bracteolate; bracteoles linear-lanceolate; peduncle 1-5.5 mm long. Involucre broadly campanulate, ca 10.5 mm long; bracts 10-15, linear-oblong, 5.5 mm long, acuminate, herbaceous with narrow scarious margins. Ray florets broadly oblong; tube 3.5 mm long. Disc florets ca 5 mm long; limb 3 mm long; tube 2 mm long. Achenes golden yellow, slender, ca 4 mm long. Pappus stramineous, of unequal, scabrid hairs, ca 4.5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 2000-2500
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