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  Anaphalis notoniana
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis notoniana (DC.) DC., Prodr. 6: 273. 1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 284. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 695(489). 1921; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 71. 1995. Hedysarum notonianum DC. in Wight, Contrib. 20. 1834.
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  Description: Herbs, perennial, erect, upto 35 cm high, subcorymbosely branched from base, densely clothed with dull brown-yellow wool. Leaves oblong, usually imbricate, erect, base subamplexicaul, obtuse at apex, margins sometimes very slightly recurved, 0.4-1.6 x 0.1-0.3 cm, surfaces densely fulvous, 1-nerved, sessile. Heads campanulate, crowded in branched terminal corymbs, ca 2 mm across; peduncle obscure and softly woolly. Involucral bracts many-seriate, scarious, yellow or pinkish tinged; outermost obovate, densely clothed with yellow tomentum, usually toothed at apex, base with brownish blotch; inner ones oblong. Ray florets filiform, ca 1 mm long, 4-toothed. Disc florets bisexual, ca 1.2 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes minute, ca 0.2 mm long, papillose. Pappus hairs white, shining, minutely bristly.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 1950-2600
  Localities: Cochin
   
 
   
 
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