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  Vernonia divergens
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia divergens (Roxb.) Edgew., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 21: 172. 1853; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 234. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 673(473). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 235. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 161. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 257. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 224. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 387. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 258. 1990; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 370. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 256. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 383. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 212. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 174. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 173. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 394. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 290. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 485. 2009. Eupatorium divergens Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 414. 1832.
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  Description: Erect shrubs, stem reddish, grey-tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, 7-10 x 3-5 cm, elliptic, acute at both ends, serrate, scabrous above, pubescent beneath, nerves 6-8 pairs, regular; petiole 1-2 cm long. Heads 6 x 4 mm, globose; bracts oblong, acute, grey tomentose. Flowers few, corolla 12 mm long, glabrous. Achenes 2 mm long, glandular; pappus all setaceous, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 400-750
  Localities: Peechi, Ponmudi, Palapetty, Kalvarimala, Karimala, Orukomban, Chindaki forest, Nadugani ghats, Pathenthode, Campshed area, Moozhiar, Brahmagiri, Tolpetty, Muthikulam forests, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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