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  Blumea eriantha
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea eriantha DC. in Wight, Contrib. 15. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 266. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(482). 1921; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 122.1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 196. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 461. 2009.
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  Description: Erect unbranched herbs, to 50 cm high; stems reddish, sparsely hairy. Leaves 3-6 x 1-2 cm, elliptic to obovate, acuminate at base, scabrid above. Heads 6 x7 mm, in terminal congested leafy panicle; peduncle 5 mm long; bracts 6 x 0.5 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, brown; outer smaller, pubescent. Bisexual flowers few, central; corolla 4 mm long, sparsely hairy; lobes pubescent. Achene 1 mm long, ribbed, sparsely hairy; pappus 4 mm long, brownish.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded forests and fields
  Distribution: India
  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
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  Localities: Methaganam
   
 
   
 
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