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  Vernonia bourdillonii
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 339. 1920; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 675(475). 1921; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 269. 1994; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 361. 1995; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 423. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 392. 2002.
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  Description: Young stem densely pubescent. Leaves 3-5 x 0.8-1.2 cm, oblanceolate, obtuse at apex, narrowly attenuate at base, obscurely crenate on margins, rugose above; sparsely pubescent above when young; glabrous on ageing. Heads 1-4, terminal. Peduncles 2.5-3.5 cm, densely pubescent. Bracts minute. Heads 1.2-1.5 cm across, 0.8-1 cm long. Involucre bracts many-seriate, 0.3-0.6 cm long, lanceolate, acuminate at apex, densely brown pubescent without. Corolla tube 0.5-0.6 cm long, pubescent without, widened at mouth; lobes 5, 0.2-0.3 cm long. Stamens 5. Style-arms subulate. Achenes 0.3-0.35 cm long. Pappus 2-seriate, outer small, paleaceous, 0.05-0.1 cm long; inner 0.4-0.5 cm long, white barbellate hairs.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-September
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern 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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 1000-1500
  Localities: Walakkad, Chemungi, Agastyarkudam, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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