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  Vernonia pectiniformis var. puncticulata
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia pectiniformis (DC.) ssp. puncticulata (DC.) Grierson in Ceylon J. Sci. (Biol. Sci.) 10: 45. 1972; Murugan, Chithra & Murthy, Indian J. For. 31: 449. 2008. Vernonia puncticulata DC., Prodr. 7: 264. 1838.
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  Description: Erect shrubs 1.5-4 m tall; stems striate, pubescent. Leaves alternate, numerous on short (1-1.5 cm) internodes, 5-12 x 2-5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate, attenuate at the base, acute at the apex, margins serrulate, subrevolute, minutely punctate and puberulous on the veins beneath, glabrous and somewhat bullate on the upper surface; subsessile or petioles up to 1 cm long. Heads cylindrical-campanulate, in dense terminal corymbs. Involucre 6-7 mm long, c. 4 mm diam. When fresh, 0.75 cm when pressed, 5-6 seriate; phyllaries purplish-brown, shortly pubescent, margin ciliate, outer ones ovate, acute, inner ones oblong, obtuse, 2.5 mm broad, shortly mucronate. Flowers c. 12 per capitulum, corollas c.9 mm long, purple. Achenes 2.5-3 mm long, faintly 10-ribbed, finely pubescent and glandular; pappus white at first, becoming yellow or coppery with storage, 6-7.5 mm long with an outer ring of shorter hairs c. 2 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1600-2000
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