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  Blumea membranacea var. gracilis
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea membranacea Wall. ex DC. var. gracilis Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 265. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 687(483). 1921; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 244. 1988; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 462. 2009.
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  Description: Herbs; stem and leaves pubescent or villous. Leaves alternate, obovate or oblanceolate, coarsely toothed, the upper small, minutely pubescent; lower runcinate lyrate or subpinnatifid. Heads quite small, in racemose panicles. Involucre campanulate; bracts many-seriate, narrow, herbaceous or soft, the outer smaller. Corolla of male and female yellow. Corolla of female flowers filiform, minutely 2-3 toothed; of male flowers tubular, slender, with a slightly enlarged 5-lobed limb. Receptacle glabrous. Anther-bases sagittate with small slender tails. Style-arms of female slender, of male flattened, papillose. Achenes small, ribbed; pappus 1-seriate, the hairs slender, caducous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: South India
  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: South India
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  Localities: Brahmagiri, Ambayathode, Periya
   
 
   
 
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