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  Blumea heiracifolia var. heiracifolia
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea heiracifolia (D. Don) DC. in Wight, Contrib. 15. 1834, var. hieracifolia; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 263. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(483). 1921; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 126. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 196. 1998. Erigeron hieracifolium D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 272. 1825. Blumea sericans Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 262. 1881.
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  Description: Perennial herbs to 2 m tall; stems usually unbranched or sometimes branched at the base, somewhat flexuose, erect or decumbent, terete, villous-hirsute, densely so towards the apex. Leaves alternate, 4-15 x 1-5 cm, elliptic-oblanceolate, attenuate and subpetiolate at the base, apex acute or acuminate, margin ± regularly serrate-dentate, teeth indurated, pubescent on the upper surface, ± densely greyish cottony tomentose beneath. Heads 4-5 mm diameter, urceolate-campanulate, somewhat cernuous, in clusters of 4-12 on densely hirsute peduncles of axillary or terminal panicles. Involucre 4-seriate, phyllaries linear-lanceolate, 4-9 mm long, 0.5-1 mm broad, the outer ones at least densely hirsute, the inner ones often purplish. Flowers yellow or purple; female corolla 4.5-5.75 mm long, glabrous; those of hermaphrodite flowers 4.5-6.0 mm long, the lobes papillate usually with a few white multicellular hairs. Receptacle c. 2.5 mm broad, glabrous. Achenes oblong, c. 1.25-1.5 mm long, pale brown, 10-ribbed, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; pappus 4.5-5 mm long, white.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and savannahs
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia
  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: -1600
  Localities: Methaganam
   
 
   
 
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