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  Blumea barbata
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea barbata DC. in Wight, Contrib. 14. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 262. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 687(483). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 226. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 243. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 249. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 255. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 190. 1995; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 119. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 167. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 278. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 376. 2009.
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  Description: Stiff herbs, stem reddish, hispid. Leaves 5-7 x 2-3 mm, obovate-oblanceolate, apex obtuse, distantly serrate, glabrous above, fulvous-tomentose below, nearly sessile. Heads 7 x 6 mm, in terminal and axillary congested cymes; bracts 7 x 0.5 mm, linear-lanceolate, silky hairy. Flowers many; corolla 4 mm long, glabrous; bisexual corolla broader. Achenes 1 mm long, ribbed, hairy, brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded forests and waste lands
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1500
  Localities: Karimala, Mannarappara, Kannoth, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Agastyarkudam, Ponmudi, Thenmalai, Chathiyara
   
 
   
 
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