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  Anaphalis neelgerryana
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis neelgerryana (Sch.-Bip. ex DC.) DC., Prodr. 6: 272. 1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 287. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 697(490). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 148. 1988; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 69. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 359. 1997. Gnaphalium neelgerryanum Sch.-Bip. ex DC. in Wight, Contrib. 21. 1834.
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  Description: Herbs, perennial, erect, ca 25 cm high, with woody root-stock; branches many, slender, whole plant clothed with white cottony tomentum. Leaves linear, simple, 0.2-1 x 0.1-0.3 cm, acute at apex, base rounded and adhering to stem, margins recurved, surfaces densely white woolly 1-nerved, sessile. Heads densely crowded or solitary or in corymbose clusters, ca 0.3 cm across; peduncle ca 3 mm long, densely white woolly tomentose. Involucral bracts 4-5-seriate; outermost brown, ovate-elliptic, enveloped in woolly tomentum; inner bracts glistening white with brownish or darker base, oblanceolate. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 1.8 mm long, obscurely toothed. Corolla of disc florets tubular, ca 2 mm long, 5 or more toothed. Achenes ca 0.4 mm long, terete, minutely papillose; pappus hairs white, minutely plumose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 2000-2600
  Localities: Sispara, Kunda hills
   
 
   
 
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