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  Blumea belangeriana
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea belangeriana DC., Prodr. 5: 444. 1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 266. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(482). 1921; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 208. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 151. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 362. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 249. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 255. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 9. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 246. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 173. 1997; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 119. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 362. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 195. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 167. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 461. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Venappacha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stem reddish-brown, branchlets villous, mixed with gland-tipped hairs. Leaves 5-6.5 x 3-4.5 cm, sessile, elliptic or obovate, apex acute or obtuse, base attenuate, irregularly dentate, lateral nerves 6-8 pairs. Heads 7 mm across, peduncles and phyllaries villous, mixed with gland-tipped hairs; corolla yellow. Achenes ribbed, hairy along the ribs.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Shady places along stream beds and forests margins
  Distribution: 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: -600
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Kalvarimala, Karimala, Damsite, Pathenthode, Panathur, Ponmudi, Machiri, Arikode, Ampumala, Pattakarimb
   
 
   
 
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