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  Anaphalis marcescens
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis marcescens (Wight) Clarke, Comp. Ind. 110.1876; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:286.1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 696(489). 1921; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13:67.1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 37. 1998. Gnaphalium marcescens Wight, Ic. t. 1115. 1856.
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  Description: Herbs, slender, branched and woody, upto 45 cm high; stems and undersurface of leaves clothed with white cottony pubescence. Leaves spreading or reflexed, linear, slightly dilated at base acute at apex, margins recurved, 0.8-3 x 0.1-0.4 cm, upper surface glabrous, lower surface fulvous cottony tomentose, sessile, 1-nerved, adnate to stem. Heads in dense, rounded, terminal, subcorymbose clusters, ca 4 mm across; peduncle ca 3 mm long, densely clothed with rusty brown wool. Involucral bracts white, 3-4-seriate, marcescent; outermost obovate-oblong, brownish at base, covered with rusty brown tomentum; inner lanceolate-oblong, brownish at basal end. Ray florets female with filiform corolla, ca 2 mm long, 4-toothed; lobes glandular. Achenes ca 0.5 mm long, hairy. Pappus hairs white, minutely bristly.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Banks of streams on wet rocks
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 2000-2600
  Localities: Kanthaloor forests
   
 
   
 
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