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  Vernonia multibracteata
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia multibracteata Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 341. 1920 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 675(475). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 374.1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 212. 1998; ES Santhosh Kumar et al., J. Threatened Taxa 4: 2587. 2012.
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  Description: Shrubs; branches sparse, grey wooly-tomentose. Leaves 12-20 x 3-4 cm, lanceolate, acute at apex and base, unequally serrate-toothed, densely golden tomentose beneath, glabrous above. Cymes to 15 x 15 cm, terminal, corymbose; branches densely velvet-tomentose. Heads 9 x 5 mm, peduncled; bracts 5 x 2 mm, oblong, acuminate; outer bracts narrower, smaller, hairy. Flowers to 20, similar; corolla 7-8 mm long, lobes oblong, obtuse, glabrous. Achenes 2.5 mm long, 4-angled, glandular, outer pappus scaly, fimbriate; inner pappus to 10 mm long, setaceous, dull yellow.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  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
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  Localities: Kalvarimala
   
 
   
 
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