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  Sonchus oleraceus
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Sonchus oleraceus L., Sp. Pl. 794. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 414. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 732(514). 1921; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 208. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 170. 1999; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 255. 1990; Hajra in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 321. 1995; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 478. 2009. Sonchus ciliatus Lam., Fl. Franc. 287. 1805.
  Malayalam Name(s): Varapputhannal
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Milk weed
  Description: Annuals, to 90 cm high; stems glandular hairy. Leaves to 15 x 6 cm, runcinate-pinnatifid, with a wide hastate terminal lobe, auricled and amplexicaule at base; lobes spinulose-serrate. Heads 15 x 8 mm, few, in panicled cymes; bracts 10 x 1.5 mm, 3-seriate, oblong, obtuse. Female corolla 12 mm long, limb yellow, 5-lobed; lobes obtuse. Achenes 3 x 1 mm, narrowed to the base, truncate at apex, muriculate; pappus 10 mm long, white, cottony.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Cosmopolitan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2600
  Localities: Olikkudy, Thekkady, Pathenthode
   
 
   
 
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