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  Anaphalis elliptica
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis elliptica DC., Prodr. 6: 274. 1838; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 695(489). 1921; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 60. 1995. Anaphalis oblonga DC. var. elliptica (DC.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 283. 1881.
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  Description: Herbs, erect, white woolly, upto 30 cm high. Leaves 2-3 x 0.5-1 cm; basal ones aggregated, subspathulate, oblong-obovate, scattered upwards, somewhat decurrent towards base, obtuse at apex, margins flat or slightly recurved, surfaces densely woolly tomentose, 5-7 nerved. Heads in dense, compact, terminal, simple or branched corymbs, ca 3-4 mm across; peduncle ca 1 mm, densely woolly tomentose. Involucral bracts 3-4 seriate, glistening white, embedded in dense woolly tomentum; outermost pink at apex, pale brown at base, ovate, inner bracts linear. Ray florets female with filiform corolla, ca 1.5 mm long, 4-toothed, pink at mouth. Disc florets bisexual, ca 2 mm long, 5-toothed. Style deeply cleft. Achenes oblong, ca 0.5 mm long, hairy. Pappus hairs minutely bristly.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-November
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2350
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