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  Alchemilla indica
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Alchemilla indica Gard., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 8: 8. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 361. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 444(314). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 95. 1988.
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  Description: Decumbent, silky herb from an erect woody rootstock, covered with sheathing leaf-bases; branchlets pilose. Leaves alternate, orbicular, 2.5 cm wide, 6-9-lobed, margins serrate, pilose above, denser below; petiole 1 cm; stipules adnate to petiole and sheathing; cauline leaves smaller, all plicate in bud. Cymes corymbose, to 6 cm long, axillary; bracts numerous; bracteoles 4-5. Flowers small. Epicalyx present. Calyx-tube campanulate; lobes 4 + 4; disk adnate to calyx, prominent. Petals 0. Stamens 4, inserted on the calyx-rim. Pistil 1, enclosed in calyx; style basal; stigma capitate. Achene 1, enclosed in hard hypanthium.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Sispara
   
 
   
 
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