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  Vernonia albicans
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia albicans DC. in Wight, Contrib. 6. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 676(475). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 351. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 211. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 172. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 173. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 483. 2009. Vernonia cinerea sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 233. 1881, p. p. non Less. 1829.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves 3-5 x 2-4 cm, broadly ovate, base rounded or cordate, crenate. Heads 12 x 7 mm, in large terminal panicle, peduncled; bracts 5 mm long, elliptic, acute, tomentose outside; corolla 5 mm long, 5-toothed at apex, glabrous; anthers 1.5 mm long. Achenes 2 mm long, densely adpressed hairy; outer pappus paleaceous, fimbriate; inner pappus 4 mm long, white.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Alampetty, Chinnar, Mlappara, Vengoli
   
 
   
 
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