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  Blumea axillaris
  Citation:  Blumea axillaris (Lam.) DC., Prodr. 5: 434. 1836. Conyza axillaris Lam., Encycl. 2: 84. 1812. Erigeron molle D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 172. 1825. Blumea wightiana DC. in Wight, Contrib. 14.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 261. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(483). 1921. Blumea neilgherrensis Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 261. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(483). 1921. Blumea mollis (D. Don) Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 5: 395. 1910; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 150. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 227. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 209. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 152. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 244. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 210. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 364. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 249. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 256. 1994; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 135.1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 364. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 197. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 372. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 279. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 378. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 463. 2009.
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  Description: Herbs, 30-70 cm high; stems strigose. Leaves to 5 x 3 cm, obovate, obtuse, glandular serrate, covered with simple and glandular hairs, nearly sessile. Heads 5 x 6 mm, in axillary and terminal thyrsiform clusters; peduncle strigose; bracts 5 mm long, linear, hairy; outer smaller. Bisexual flowers around 10, central; corolla 3 mm long, glandular. Female flowers many; corolla slender. Achenes ellipsoid, ribbed, hairy; pappus 3 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-November
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Degraded deciduous forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 600-1500
  Localities: Thekkady, Campshed area, Anginda, Pathenthode, Allmost all places, Kannoth, Payyavur, Tolpetty, Pappinisseri, Taliparamba, Santhanpara, Pooyamkutty, Kanjirakadavu, Vaniampuzha, Palmel, Athirumala, Attayar
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