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  Vernonia anaimudica
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia anaimudica Shetty & Vivek., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 12: 266. 1970; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 675(475). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 353. 1995.
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  Description: Shrubs, upto 2.5 m tall; stems striate, brown tomentose above. Leaves alternate in pentastichous arrangement, ovate, ovate-lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-ovate, crenulate-serrulate, upto 12 x 5 cm, coriaceous, bullate, white tomentose beneath with pale brown-green tinge, petioled. Heads in terminal corymbs or in the axils of upper leaves, ca 19-flowered. Involucral bracts green, tip and margins often pigmented brown, 5-6-seriate, mucronate; outer ovate, ca 2 mm long, tomentose; innermost linear, ca 6 mm long, puberulous. Florets fragrant; corolla glandular. Achenes ca 3.5 mm long, 10-ribbed, glandular between the ribs. Pappus hairs buff or dirty white, biseriate; outer shorter.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rajamala
   
 
   
 
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