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  Vernonia elliptica
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia elliptica DC. in Wight, Contrib. 5. 1834; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 370. 1995. Vernonia elaeagnifolia DC., Prodr. 5: 22. 1836; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 149. 1982; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 395. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Curtain-chedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Curtain plant
  Description: Shrubs, climbing; branches pendulous. Leaves oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, acute or obtuse, entire, upto 4 x 1.5 cm, glabrous and dotted above, appressedly silky beneath, shortly petioled. Heads aggregated in axillary or terminal corymbs, ca 3 mm across. Involucral bracts scarious to herbaceous; outer ovate-obovate, ca 1 mm long, pubescent without; inner ca 3 mm long, obtuse, thinly ciliate on margins. Achenes ca 2 mm long, glabrous, 5-8-ribbed. Pappus hairs white; outer few.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: India, Myanmar and Thailand
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Vallikkunnam
   
 
   
 
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