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  Vernonia anamallica
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia anamallica Bedd. ex Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 339. 1920; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 353. 1995.
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  Description: Shrubs, upto 1.5 m tall; stems and branches angled, appressed pubescent, internodes somewhat zigzag. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, crenate-serrate, 11.5 x 3.8 cm, appressedly golden pubescent beneath, petioled. Heads in terminal corymbs, ca 1 cm across. Involucral bracts 4-5-seriate, ovate, mucronate, thick, appressed hairy on the back, ciliate on the margins; outermost ca 1.5 mm long; innermost ca 5 mm long. Achenes shining white, ca 2.5 mm long, 4-5-angled, smooth, glandular, broad above with a conspicuous hollow pappus ring.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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