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  Vernonia ramaswamii
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia ramaswamii Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 35. 1916; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 676(475). 1921; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 225. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 270. 1994; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 382. 1995; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 440. 2000.
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  Description: Undershrubs; stems trichotomously branched. Leaves linear-lanceolate, obscurely serrulate in the upper part, entire in the lower part, upto 6 x 0.8 cm, glabrous above, pubescent and glandular beneath; petiole ca 7 mm long, hirsute. Heads solitary or paired, terminal, ca 0.9 cm across, long peduncled. Involucral bracts ca 4-seriate; outer subulate-lanceolate, acute; inner oblong-lanceolate, subacute. Achenes 5-costate, sparsely pubescent between the ribs. Pappus hairs white, biseriate; outer shorter.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Banks of stream
  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: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 900-1300
  Localities: Agastyarkudam
   
 
   
 
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