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  Alternanthera tenella var. tenella
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Alternanthera tenella Colla, Mem. Reale Acad. Sci. Torino 33: 131. 1820, var. tenella; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 667. 1990; Sivar. et al., Indian J. For. 7: 49. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 334. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 255. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 406. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 592. 2009.
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  Description: Prostrate herbs, stem white villous. Leaves 3-4.5 x 2 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex sub-acute, hairy above, subsessile, ovoid. Head axillary, to 4, ovoid, sessile; bracts and bracteoles ca 2.5 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, spinescent; tepals outer 3 ca 4 mm, lanceolate, spinescent, inner two smaller; fertile stamens 5, filaments 1.5 mm, anthers oblong, pseudostaminodes strap shaped, longer than the filaments; ovary ovoid, style short. Seeds brownish, discoid.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram
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  Habitat: Plantations and wastelands
  Distribution: Tropics and subtropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vellanikkara, Thunakkadavu, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Cochin
   
 
   
 
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