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  Heracleum sprengelianum
 
  Family: APIACEAE/UMBELLIFERAE
  Citation:  Heracleum sprengelianum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 372. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 565(399). 1919; P.K. Mukh. & Constance, Umbell. India 241. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 214. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 35. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 35. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 242. 2005. Pastinaca sprengeliana (Wight & Arn.) Wight, Ic. t. 1008. 1845. Tetrataenium sprengelianum (Wight & Arn.) Manden., Trudy Tbilissi Bot. Inst. 20: 17. 1959.
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  Description: Leaves 3 pinnate, to 30 x 20 cm, ovate, hirsute; leaflets ovate, middle one often divided again; base rounded, apex acuminate, margin crenate-serrate; cauline leaves many. Umbels terminal or in upper axils; umbellules 16-18 flowered; calyx absent; petals small; ovary hairy; styles curved. Mericarps to 6 x 3 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and shola margins
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Devicolam, Moozhiar, Lock-hert gap, Agastyarkudam
   
 
   
 
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