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  Blumea lacera
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea lacera (Burm. f.) DC. in Wight, Contrib. 14. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 263. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 687(483). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 227. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 209. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 363. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 255. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 190. 1995; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 128. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 247. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 173. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 363. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 196. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 163. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 371. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 377. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 462. 2009. Conyza lacera Burm. f., Fl. Ind. t. 59. 1768. Blumea subcapitata DC., Prodr. 5:439.1836. Blumea lacera (Burm. f.) DC. var. cinerascens Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 263. 1881. Blumea lacera (Burm. f.) DC. var. glandulosa (DC.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 263. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 687(483). 1921. Blumea glandulosa DC. in Wight, Contrib. 14. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kukkura-chedi, Rakkila
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Herbs; stems terete, glabrous. Leaves broadly elliptic, to 10 x 5 cm, acute at both ends; irregularly toothed. Heads 7 x 7 mm, globose, terminal and upper axillary, 10-15 together; bracts 7 x 1 mm, hairy at apex, inner oblong, acute, outer smaller. Bisexual flowers few; corolla 4-6 mm long, glandular, of female flowers slender. Achenes ribbed, hairy.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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: 500-700
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Sivapura, Mlappara, Nilambur, Panathur, Taliparamba, Boneccord, Ponmudi, Kidangara, Karuvarakundu, Vandalodu, Kulathupuzha, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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