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  Adenostemma lavenia var. lavenia
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Adenostemma lavenia (L.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1:304. 1891, var. lavenia; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 677(476). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 225. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 207. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 146. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 241. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 207. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 247. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 251. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 187. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 244. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 171. 1997; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 346. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 37. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 357. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 192. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 160. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 85. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 165. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 367. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 273. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 374. 2009. Verbesina lavenia L., Sp. Pl. 902. 1753. Adenostemma latifolium D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 181. 1825. Adenostemma viscosum J.R. & G. Forst., Char. Gen. 90. t. 45. 1776. Adenostemma viscosum J.R. & G. Forst. var. lavenia Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 242. 1881, p.p.
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  Description: Erect annual branched herbs to 60 cm tall. Leaves simple, variable, lower opposite and upper often alternate, 15 x 7 cm, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, subacute, base cuneate, coarsely serrate; 3-nerved from base; petiole to 1.5 cm long. Heads in few to many in panicles, 6-7 mm across; bract linear. Involucral phyllaries linear-oblong, obtuse or subacute, glabrous. Corolla tube short, glandular hairy and viscous, lobes 5, acute. Style twice the length of the corolla, much exserted. Achenes 4-5 mm long, 5-angled, obtuse, nearly smooth, papus of 4 or 5 glandular setae.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 500-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Olikkudy, Koruthode, Karimala, Nelluyampathy forests, Valiyaparathode, Ranni, Pampa valley, Kannoth, Chandanathode, Tirunalli, Devicolam, Chengalayi, Nootavanpara, Vadapuram, Canoli, Ampumala, Nedumkayam, Rockwood, Thenmalai, Vellarimala,
   
 
   
 
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