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  Blumea membranacea var. membranacea
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea membranacea Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 5: 440. 1836, var. membranacea; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 265. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 687(483). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 227. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 209. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 151. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 244. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 210. 1989; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 190. 1995; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 135. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 15, 21; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 247. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 364. 1997; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 137. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 279. 2005. Blumea membranacea Wall. ex DC. var. gardneri Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 265. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 687(483). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Boothamkolli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect, slender, annual herbs, to 50 cm tall; stem simple, shortly glandular-hairy. Leaves alternate, 2.5-10 x 0.3-2 cm, obovate-elliptic, acute, narrowed into a subalate petiole, subglabrous or thinly short-hairy, glandular. Heads few, in a lax, leafy panicle. Peduncles 0.5-2 cm long. Involucral bracts llinear, sharply acute, thinly hairy, 0.3-0.7 cm long. Corolla of disk-flowers 4-5 mm long; lobes glabrous or hairy with unicellular hairs and colleters. Achenes ribbed, papus white.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-May
  District(s): Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Palakkad, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream sides in deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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: -1800
  Localities: Peechi, Kummattanthode, Damsite, Arampa, Ambayathode, Taliparamba, Ponmudi, Kasaragod, Ampumala, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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