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  Acmella paniculata
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Acmella paniculata (Wall. ex DC.) R.K. Jansen, Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8: 67. 1985. Spilanthes paniculata Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 5: 625. 1836; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 153. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 233. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 215. 1985; Sivar. & Remesan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 10: 143. 1987; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 158. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 221. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 381. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 267. 1994; H.J. Chowdhery in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 410. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 254. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 209. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 171. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 172. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 288. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 480. 2009. Spilanthes acmella var. paniculata (DC.) Clarke, Comp. Ind. 139. 1876; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 307. 1881.
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  Description: Procumbent herbs, stem scabrid. Leaves 3-4 x 2-2.5 cm, ovate, apex acute, scabrous above and below; petiole 1 cm long. Heads 10 x 7 mm, solitary, conical; peduncles to 10 cm long, bracts 4 x 2 mm, ovate, obtuse, glandular; receptacle spicate, paleaceous. Flowers similar; corolla tubular, 2.5 mm long, campanulate above; lobes 0.5 mm long, ovate, acute, glabrous; anthers black. Achenes 2 x 1 mm, obovate, biconvex, dark brown, glandular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Degraded forests and fallow lands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia, America and New Guinea
  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
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  Localities: Karimala Hills, Alampetty, Kalvarimala, Thunakkadavu, Arampa, Plapally, Kummattanthode, Mukkali slopes, Taliparamba
   
 
   
 
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