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  Vernonia heynei
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia heynei Bedd. ex Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 340. 1920 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 673(473). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 372. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 180. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 41. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 212. 1998; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 431. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 395. 2002.
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  Description: Shrubs, to 1.5 m high, stems densely cottony-hairy. Leaves to 8 x 3 mm, ovate, acute, crenate, densely hairy below, glabrous above; nerves 8 pairs, faint; petiole 1-1.5 cm long. Cymes 5-8 cm across, corymbose. Heads 13 mm long, densely packed; peduncles 1 cm long, hairy; bracts 3 or 4-seriate, outer smaller, inner 6 x 1.5 mm, elliptic. Flowers 12-15; corolla 8 mm long, lobes oblong, recurved. Achenes 3 x 1 mm, 10-ribbed, smooth; pappus biseriate, similar, 8 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-May
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1400-1900
  Localities: Rosemala, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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