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  Blainvillea acmella
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philip., Blumea 6: 350. 1950; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 153. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 361. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 254. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 197. 1995; H.J. Chowdhery in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 377. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 246. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 361. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 162. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 166. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 375. 2009. Verbesina acmella L., Sp. Pl. 901. 1753. Blainvillea latifolia (L. f.) DC. in Wight, Contrib. 71. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 305. 1880. Eclipta latifolia L. f., Suppl. Pl. 378. 1781. Blainvillea rhomboidea Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 29: 494. 1823; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 706(496). 1921.
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  Description: Erect herbs, pilose. Upper leaves alternate, 5-8 x 2-3.5, ovate, apex acuminate, base rounded, 3-ribbed, crenate, pubescent; petiole 1 cm, pilose. Capitulum solitary, 4-5 mm across; palea 5-6 mm; peduncles to 1.5 cm; phyllaries 5 x 2 mm, ovate-oblong, pubescent; ray florets 2 mm across; disc florets 2 mm across. Achenes truncate, 3.5 mm, black; pappus of 3-4 bristles, 1 mm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Idukki, Malappuram, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Pantropical
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Alampetty, Chinnar, Kuchimudi, Chengannur, Arikode, Ariankavu, Kulathupuzha
   
 
   
 
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