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  Alternanthera bettzickiana
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Alternanthera bettzickiana (Regel) Voss in Vilmorin, Blumengartn. (ed 3) 1: 869. 1896; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 253. 1997. Telanthera betzickiana Regel, Index Sem. Hort. Petrop. 1862: 28. 1862.
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  Description: Erect or ascending, bushy perennial herbs, up to 5-45 cm; stem and branches villous when young but soon glabrescent. Leaves opposite, 1-3.5 x 0.5-2 cm, narrowly or more broadly elliptic to oblanceolate or rhomboid-ovate, acute or acuminate at the apex, long-attenuate into an indistinctly demarcated petiole below, often purple-suffused and not rarely variegated. Heads axillary, sessile, usually solitary, globose or ovoid, 5-6 mm in diameter. Tepals white, lanceolate, acute, mucronate with the excurrent midrib, the outer 3 prominently 3-nerved below and darker in the nerved area, with a line of minutely barbellate white hairs along each side of this area, the hairs becoming denser towards the base of the tepal; inner 2 tepals slightly shorter, usually 1-2 nerved. Pseudo-staminodes as long as the filaments, laciniate at the apex.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Degraded deciduous forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; now getting naturalised in Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Kattalappara
   
 
   
 
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