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  Anaphalis leptophylla
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis leptophylla (DC.) DC., Prodr. 6: 273. 1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 285. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 696(490). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 148. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 252. 1994; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 67. 1995; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 368. 2002. Helichrysum leptophyllum DC. in Wight, Contrib. 20. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s): Panjichedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Slender herbs, profusely branched from base. Leaves simple, 1.5-2.5 x 0.2-0.3 cm, linear lanceolate, mucronate at tip, sparsely cottony above, densely white cottony below; midrib prominent. Heads grouped into dense corymbs. Involucre bracts many seriate, scaly, cottony without, 0.3-0.4 cm long. Corolla tube slender, 0.3 cm long, 5-lobed, pale yellow. Stamens 5; anthers sagittate at base. Achenes 0.1 cm, angled and slightly compressed, minutely white papillose. Pappus of many white barbellate hairs, 0.3-0.4 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands, in damp marshy places
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: Yes
  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:
  Altitude: 1000-2600
  Localities: Sispara, Agastyarkudam, Agasthyamala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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