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  Vernonia ornata
 
  Family: ASTERACEAE/COMPOSITAE
  Citation:  Vernonia ornata Talbot, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 11: 691. Pl. 13. 1898; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 13: 376. 1995; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 93. 2000; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 486. 2009. Vernonia dalzelliana Drumm. & Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1909: 261. 1909; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 674(474). 1921; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 257. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 161. 1988.
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  Description: Herbs or undershrubs, upto 1.25 m tall; stems ribbed, glandular pubscent above. Leaves simple, alternate, 14 x 5 cm, elliptic, oblanceolate, ovate or obovate, acute or acuminate, membranous, sparsely pubescent above and on the nerves beneath, petioled. Inflorescence corymbose, axillary and terminal. Heads ca. 1.2 cm across, ca 15-flowered; peduncle slender, upto 6.8 cm long, with 1 or more subulate bracts. Involucral bracts many-seriate, decurrent on the peduncle, acute, obtuse, apiculate or mucronate, ciliate and darker near the tip; outer ca. 2.5 mm long; innermost ca. 6 mm long. Achenes 2 mm long, glabrous or hairy, 10-ribbed. Pappus hairs reddish, outer very short.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kannur, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Damsite, on way to Brahmagiri, Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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