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  Vernonia rauii
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia rauii Umiyal, Fl. Ind. 13: 382. 1995. Vernonia membranacea Bedd. ex S. Moore, J. Bot. 63:170.1925, non Gardn. 1846; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1880(1301). 1936.
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  Description: Shrubs; stems tetragonous, few striate, brown pubescent. Leaves elliptic, short acuminate, mucronate, crenate-dentate, upto 15 x 6.5 cm, membranous, scabrous above, puberulous on the nerves beneath. Heads in ample corymbs, ca 16-flowered; peduncle slender, ca 2 cm long. Involucral bracts ca 6-seriate; outermost 1.5-2.5 mm long; middle oblong-lanceolate, ca 3.5 mm long, with a filiform, black appendage, recurved above; innermost ca 5 mm long, acute. Corolla tube narrow, infundibular; lobes oblong-lanceolate. Achenes ca 2 mm long, sparsely white papillose. Pappus hairs sordid white, biseriate; outer much shorter.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Idukki
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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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