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  Senecio scandens
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Senecio scandens Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 352. 1881, p. p., non Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don 1825; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 157. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 40. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 376. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 208. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 169. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 92. 2000. Senecio wightianus DC. in Wight, Contrib. 22. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 723(509). 1921. Senecio intermedius Wight, Ic. t. 1135. 1846; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 723(509). 1921; R. Mathur in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 259. 1995; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 138. 1999.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; stems ridged, zig-zag, glabrous. Leaves 5-10 x 2-4 cm, ovate, hastate at base, acute at apex, serrate, decurrent and auricled at the base of the petiole. Heads 7 x 5 mm, many, in axillary panicle with zig-zag branches; bracts 5 x 1.5 mm, oblong, similar. Female flowers peripheral; corolla 7 mm long, limb 3-lobed, yellow. Bisexual flowers central; corolla 4 mm long, tubular. Achenes ribbed, hairy between the ribs; pappus white, 3-4 mm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indian subcontinent, South China, Philippines and Japan
  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:
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  Altitude: 900-2100
  Localities: Pothumala, Vellimala, Sispara, Lock-hert gap, Kunda hills, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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