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  Blumea obliqua
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Blumea obliqua (L.) Druce, Bot. Exch. Club. Brit. Isles 4: 609. 1917; S. Kumar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 137.1995 Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 365. 1997. Erigeron obliqum L., Mant. Pl. 2: 573. 1771. Blumea amplectans DC. in Wight, Contrib. 13.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 260. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 686(482). 1921. Blumea pubiflora DC., Prodr. 5: 434. 1836.
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  Description: Herbs, erect, dichotomously branched; stems branched, yellowish, 5-50 cm high, puberulous. Leaves elliptic oblong to lanceolate, apiculate, margins serrate dentate, base half amplexicaul to obtuse, 0.5-5 x 0.2-2 cm, scabrid to velutinous on both surfaces. Heads solitary, terminal and axillary, 6-10 mm in diam., long pedunculate. Involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, 1-8 mm long, hairy on dorsal surface, reflexed at maturity; outer ones apiculate; inner acuminate, often tinged with purple, margins scarious. Receptacle slightly convex, areolate, glabrous. Corolla of bisexual florets yellow, tubular, 4-5 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes acute, papillate, pubescent; corolla of female florets filiform, 3-4 mm long, 2-3 lobed, glabrous. Achenes dark brown, oblong, not ribbed, pubescent. Pappus yellowish white, 3-4 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-March
  District(s): Malappuram
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  Habitat: Wastelands near sea coasts
  Distribution: India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
  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: Manimooli
   
 
   
 
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