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  Anaphalis bournei
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis bournei Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914: 209. 1914; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 697(490). 1921; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 56. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 35. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 37. 1998.
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  Description: Well branched herb; branchlets slender, white fluffy, old leaves clustered at base. Leaves linear to (ob)lanceolate, 1.5 x 0.4 cm, adpressed woolly, 1-nerved, base attenuate and decurrent, apex acute. Corymbs terminal, to 3 cm wide, with upto 20 capitula; peduncle to 2 cm. Capitula heterogamous, white, 5 mm wide; stalk 1.2 cm; receptacle less than 3 mm wide. Phyllaries 3-seriate, white; outer ones ovate-oblong, 3.5 mm, sub-acute; inner ones oblong-lanceolate, 4 mm, obtuse. Pappus 15-20, 3 mm long. Bisexual florets 30-40 in 3-or 4-series. Corolla tube 3 mm; lobes 5. Stamens 5. Style 3 mm, (sub)exserted. Pistillate florets 10-20 in 2-or 3-series. Corolla-tube 2.5 mm; teeth 5. Style 3 mm, exserted. Achene ovoid, 3-4 angled, scaly.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Sholas and hill slopes
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2500
  Localities: Munnar
   
 
   
 
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