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  Blumea hieracifolia var. flexuosa
  Citation:  Blumea hieracifolia (D. Don) DC. var. flexuosa (Clarke) Randeria, Blumea 10: 249. 1960; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 151. 1988; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 126. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 173. 1997. Blumea flexuosa Clarke, Comp. Ind. 86. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 688(484). 1921. Blumea flexuosa Clarke var. peninsularis Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 267. 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 simple, alternate, 4-15 x 1-5 cm, elliptic-oblanceolate, apex acute or acuminate, attenuate and subpetiolate at the base, margin 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: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  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:
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  Altitude: 1200-2100
  Localities: Charuppara, Damsite
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