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  Blumea laevis
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea laevis (Lour.) Merr., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. n.s. 24: 386. 1935. Placus laevis Lour., Fl. Cochich. 497. 1790. Blumea virens Wall. ex DC. in Wight, Contrib. 14. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 264. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(483). 1921; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 210. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 245. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 257. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 190. 1995; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 143. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 197. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 279. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 379. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 464. 2009.
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  Description: Erect glabrous shrubs, 1-1.5 m high. Leaves alternate, 5-10 x 3-5 cm, pinnatisect and serrate, glabrous; petiole 1-5 cm long. Heads 5 x 7 mm, many, in axillary and terminal large panicles, peduncles 1.5 cm long, glabrous; outer bracts 2 mm long, lanceolate, hairy at apex; inner larger, 6 mm long, linear-oblong. Bisexual florets 10, central; corolla 5 mm long, glandular. Female florets many; corolla 4 mm long, slender. Achenes 2 mm long, ribbed, oblong, hairy; pappus 4 mm long, white.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Koruthode, Moozhiar, Pazhassi, Bekal, Taliparamba, Kottur R.F., Boneccord, Thenmalai, Kulathupuzha, Ariankavu, Chathurthyakari
   
 
   
 
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