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  Anaphalis meeboldii
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis meeboldii W. W. Smith, Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 4: 284. 1911; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 696(490). 1921; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 69. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 37. 1998.
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  Description: Tufted, compact herb; branchlets woolly, ascending, striate; tender parts densely white cottony, interspersed with long pilose hairs. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, to 1.8 x 0.3 cm, 1-nerved, base decurrent, margin reflexed, apex acuminate, woolly and ascending when young, glabrescent and deflexed with age. Corymbs terminal, to 2 cm wide, rounded, heterogamous, disciform. Capitulum 5.5 mm wide, yellow. Involucre 4-or 5-seriate. Phyllaries oblong-spathulate, to 3.5 x 1 mm, imbricate, thickened below, scarious above, whitish. Receptacle naked. Pappus 1.5 mm. Pistillate florets 7-18. Corolla yellow, 2.2. mm, 4-lobed. Style 2.3 mm. Bisexual florets 17-25. Corolla 2.4 mm, 4-or 5-lobed. Stamens 1.6 mm. Style 2.2 mm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: 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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 2050-2600
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