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  Blumea lanceolaria var. spectabilis
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea lanceolaria (Roxb.) Druce, Bot. Soc. Exch. Club. Brit. Isles 4: 609. 1917, var. spectabilis (DC.) Randeria, Blumea. 10: 220. 1960; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 243. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 151. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 256. 1994; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 132. 1995; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 278. 2005. Blumea spectabilis DC., Prodr. 5: 445. 1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 269. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 688(484). 1921; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21.1996. Blumea spectabilis DC. var. longifolia Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 269. 1881.
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  Description: Tall subshrubs. Stem stout, glabrous. Leaves large, 10-20 x 2-5 cm, lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute at apex, narrowly attenuate at base, margins serrate; petioles 2-4 cm long. Panicles pyramidal, heterogamous, 1-2 cm across. Inflorescence branches and peduncles densely brown pubescent. Involucre bracts many -seriate, outer very small, 0. 0.15 cm long, inner large c. 0.8 cm long, pubescent without. Female flowers many, outer; corolla yellow, filiform, 0.6-0.7 cm long, minutely 2-4 toothed. Bisexual flowers few, middle; corolla tube stouter, 0.5-0.6 cm long, exserted, 0.6-0.8 cm long, arms subulate. Achenes 0.1-0.5 cm long, many-ribbed, softly hairy without. Pappus uniseriate, white hairs, 0.5-0.6 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded forest areas and plantation
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, Philippines and China
  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: Damsite, Arampa, Chandanathode
   
 
   
 
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