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  Blumea bifoliata
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea bifoliata (L.) DC. in Wight, Contrib. 14.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 261. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(482). 1921; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 120. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 362. 1997. Conyza bifoliata L., Sp. Pl. 862. 1753.
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  Description: Viscid pubescent herbs; stems branched from base, ascending, upto 3 m tall, villous, terete. Leaves alternate, oblong-spathulate, 2-7 x 1.5-3 cm, membranous, softly pubescent above and below, glandular; glands stalked, lower leaves cuneate, decurrent to petiole, upper ones truncate, acute, dentate, subsessile, uppermost opposite. Heads yellow, terminal and axillary, 1 or 2, upto 7 mm in diam., pedunculate. Outer involucral bracts lanceolate, acuminate, 4 x 0.3 mm, densely strigose, curved; inner ones linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 6 x 0.2 mm, scarious, sparsely strigose hairy, glandular. Corolla of bisexual florets tubualr, 2.5-4 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes hairy; corolla of female florets filiform, 3.5-4 mm, 2-3-lobed, glabrous. Achenes narrowly oblong with 4-5 hairy angles; pappus white, 2.5-4.5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and dry fields
  Distribution: India, Pakistan, Myanmar 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: Machiri, Arikode
   
 
   
 
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