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  Adenostemma macrophylla
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Adenostemma macrophylla (Blume) DC., Prodr. 5: 113. 1836; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 225. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 251. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 192. 1998. Lavenia macrophylla Blume, Bijdr. 905. 1826.
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  Description: Herbs, 50-90 cm high; stems glandular hairy. Leaves 15-17 x 8-9 cm, ovate, acute at apex, decurrent at base, pubescent along the nerves below; petiole 5-7 cm long. Heads many, 5 x 7-8 mm, bracts 4 mm long, obovate, obtuse, glabrous. Flowers white, many; corolla 2 mm long, hairy along the lobes. Achenes 5 x 1 mm, curved, 3-angled, dark brown; pappus of 3 gland-tipped bristles.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
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  Localities: Inchippara, Silent Valley R. F., Agastyarkudam
   
 
   
 
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