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  Vernonia setigera
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia setigera Arn., Nov. Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol. Nat. Cur. 18: 345. 1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 235. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 674(474). 1921; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 385. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 384. 1997. Vernonia neilgheryensis sensu Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 160. 1859, non DC. 1836.
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  Description: Undershrubs or shrubs; stems grooved, covered with ferruginous, spreading hairs. Leaves ovate, acuminate, serrate, upto 10.5 x 4 cm (including petiole), rough hairy on both the surfaces, narrowly winged to a petiole. Heads blue or violet, in terminal corymbs, ca 0.8 cm across, 6-10-flowered. Involucral bracts 3-4-seriate, hairy on back, aristate; outermost subulate-linear; inner lanceolate, ca 7.5 mm long. Corolla glandular. Achenes ca 2 mm long, glandular, glabrous or with few short hairs, 5-ribbed. Pappus yellowish; outer hairs short or absent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Malappuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South 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: 1400-2200
  Localities: Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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