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  Vernonia meeboldii
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia meeboldii W. W. Smith, Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 4: 283. 1911; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 673(473). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 373.1995; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 434. 2000.
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  Description: Shrubs or undershrubs. Leaves obovate or oblanceolate, obtuse, rotundate, apiculate, nearly entire, 6-8 x 1.5-2.5 cm, glabrous, base amplexicaul, subauriculate. Heads large, in 1-3-capitulate corymbs, 30-40 flowered. Involucral bracts many seriate, ca 4 mm long, obtuse; outer smaller, oblong, triangular at tip, glabrous or puberulous without; inner completely glabrous. Achenes 2.5 mm long, glabrous, 10-ribbed. Pappus hairs reddish, outer row absent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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