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  Vernonia pectiniformis var. pectiniformis
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia pectiniformis DC. in Wight, Contrib. 2. 1834, var. pectiniformis; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 239. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 673(473). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 377. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 384. 1997; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 94. 2000.
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  Description: Undershrubs or shrubs; branches terete, striate, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, sharply serrate, upto 9 x 1.5 cm, narrowed towards base, glabrous above, pilose hairy beneath. Heads in terminal corymbs, 10-25- flowered. Involucral bracts dark tipped, obtuse, mucronate; outer ca 0.75 mm long; intermediate elliptic-oblong, ca 4 mm long; inner ca 5.5 mm long. Achenes ca 2 mm long, glandular, 10-ribbed. Pappus hairs reddish or dirty white; outer hairs short.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Old Devicolam to Gudular Junction, Karuvarakundu, Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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