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  Anaphalis wightiana
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Anaphalis wightiana (DC.) DC., Prodr. 6: 273. 1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:286.1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 696(490). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 149. 1988; P.C. Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 81. 1995. Gnaphalium wightianum DC. in Wight, Contrib. 21. 1834.
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  Description: Branched herb from a stout base; indumentum cottony; branches several, ascending. Leaves linear-spathulate, to 5 x 0.6 cm, crispately scabrous above, cottony and glaucous below, 1-nerved, base narrow, semi-amplexicaul, margin recurved, apically rounded, hardly scented. Cymes 3 cm wide, terminal, compact; peduncle to 5 cm. Capitula pink, 6 mm wide; stalk 3 mm; receptacle 2 mm wide. Phyllaries pink; outer ones ovate-oblong, 3.5 mm, apex acute; inner ones oblong-(ob)lanceolate, 4.5 mm, apex obtuse. Pappus 10-15, 2.5 mm long. Bisexual florets 10-15 in 2-or 3-series. Corolla-tube 2.5 mm; lobes 5. Stamens 5. Style 2.5 mm, included. Pistillate florets 50-70 in 5-or 6-series. Corolla-tube 2.5 mm; teeth 5. Style 2 mm, (sub) exserted or included. Achene 1 mm, papillose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream banks and grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 750-2350
  Localities: Anginda
   
 
   
 
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