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  Vernonia bourneana
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia bourneana W. W. Smith, Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 6: 101. 1914; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 675(475). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 364. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 35. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 41. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 173. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 484. 2009.
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  Description: Undershrubs to shrubs; branches grey wooly-tomentose. Leaves to 14 x 4 cm, lanceolate, apex acute, base cuneate, subentire, soft golden tomentose below, glabrous above. Cymes to 15 x 15 cm, terminal, corymbose. Heads 9 x 5 mm, peduncled. Flowers to 12, similar; corolla 5-6 mm long, lobes oblong, recurved. Achenes 2.5 mm long, 4-angled, glandular; pappus dull yellow.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Pothumala, Kanthaloor forests
   
 
   
 
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