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  Bidens pilosa var. minor
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Bidens pilosa L. var. minor (Blume) Sherff, Bot. Gaz. 80: 387. 1925; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 209. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 360. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 248. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 254. 1994; H.J. Chowdhery in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 373. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 38. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 360. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 162. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 166. 2002. Bidens sundaica var. minor Blume, Bijdr. 914. 1826. Bidens pilosa sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 309. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 709(499). 1921, p.p. non L. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kithachedi, Snehakoora
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Hairy beggarticks
  Description: Herbs, stem quadrangular. Leaves opposite, 12-18 cm, pinnate; lobes to 6 x 3 cm, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute, base truncate, serrate, hairy. Heads to 1 cm across; peduncles to 8 cm, flexuous involucral bracts biseriate, outer ca 3 x 1 mm, linear, spathulate, inner to 5 x 2 mm, ovate, obtuse. Rays florets 2-5. Corolla bilobed, yellow; disc many. Achenes ca 2.5 mm; setae 2-4, ca 3 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Weed in fallow fields and wastelands
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Thunakkadavu, Chindaki forest, Nadugani ghats
   
 
   
 
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