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  Vernonia beddomei
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia beddomei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 231. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 674(474). 1921; N.C. Nair & Mohanan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 576. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 235. 1984; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 194. 1995; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 360. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 180. 1997; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 269. 1994.
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  Description: Scandent subshrubs with elongated slender, angular, glabrous branches. Leaves lanceolate, caudate-acuminate, base obtuse, distantly serrate, membranous, upper ones to 11 x 2 cm. Involucral bracts lanceolate, glabrous. Achenes hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rosemala, Kulathupuzha, Thenmalai, Choodal forests
   
 
   
 
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