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  Allmania nodiflora
  Citation:  Allmania nodiflora (L.) R. Br. ex Wight in Hook., J. Bot. 1: 226. t. 128. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1167(817). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 329. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 225. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 333. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 664. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 376. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 15. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 368. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 558. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 253. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 34. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 328. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 258. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 254. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 540. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 406. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 589. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 668. 2009. Celosia nodiflora L., Sp. Pl. 205. 1753. Chamissoa aspera Wight, Ic. t. 1772. 1852. Allmania nodiflora (L.) R. Br. ex Wight var. longipedunculata Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 3: 394. 1895; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 376. 1994. Allmania longipedunculata (Trimen) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1168(818). 1925; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 376. 1988.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vellakakeera
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  Description: Diffuse or erect herbs, stem puberulus. Leaves simple, alternate, 2-6 x 1-1.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex acute, entire, glabrous. Flowers in terminal and axillary globose congested cymes, pedicelled; bracts and bracteoles 4 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate with filiform tips. Tepals 5, equal, 5 x 1 mm, lanceolate, acute, free to the base, 1-nerved, glabrous. Stamens 5, filaments united below into a membranous cup, glabrous. Ovary obovoid, 1-celled, 1-ovuled, style 1, slender, stigma 2-toothed. Achenes 3 x 2 mm, ellipsoid with a long beak, biconvex, black.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Deciduous forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Tropical Asia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-750
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Champakkad, Thannikkudy, Thekkady, Pezha, Pulipara, Kalleli, Vandanam, Nellikuth, Meenmutty, Peppara
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