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  Anaphalis beddomei
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis beddomei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 282. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 695(489). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 147. 1988; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 56. 1995; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 275. 2005.
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  Description: Stout, subshrubby; indumentum grey woolly. Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 10 x 2 cm, chartaceous, densely woolly, prominently 5-ribbed, base narrow, semi-amplexicaul, apex acute. Corymbs to 13 cm wide; peduncle to 6 cm. Capitula white with yellow centre, 4 mm wide; stalk 3 mm; receptacle less than 2 mm wide. Phyllaries 3-5-seriate, white; outer ones oblong-elliptic, 4 mm; inner ones oblong-lanceolate, 3.5 mm. Pappus 15-20, bristly, 2.5 mm long. Bisexual florets 15-20 in 3 or 4-seriate. Corolla yellowish, glanded; tube 2 mm; lobes 5. Stamens 5; style arms distally thickened. Pistillate florets 20-25 in 2 or 3-series. Corolla tube 2 mm; lobes 5. Achenes less than 1 mm, faintly ribbed, spinulose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-October
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Along stream sides in grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: -2350
  Localities: Valiyaparathode, Kakki hills
   
 
   
 
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