Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Asteraceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
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Lagascea mollis Cav.

English Name : American Softhead
Irula Name : Kuppai chedi

Hindi Name : Tharwad


Habit : An erect, white-pubescent herb.

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Tridax procumbens L.

English Name : Coat Buttons
Irula Name : Mukuthipoo
Tamil Name : Seruppadithazhai, Kenathuppoondu
Hindi Name : Akal kohadi


Habit : A slender perennial herb, branched at base.

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Parthenium hysterophorus L.

English Name : Congress Grass
Irula Name : Keepa geda/Bhoothkeda

Hindi Name : Gajar ghas


Habit : An erect, puberulous well branched herb.

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Bidens pilosa L.


Irula Name : Selai kuthi mullu, Kothi mullu, Paimullu, Ottumullu
Tamil Name : Mukkuthi



Habit : A small herb.

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Ageratum conyzoides L.

English Name : Goat Weed
Irula Name : Undai
Tamil Name : Pampillu
Hindi Name : Visadodi


Habit : A soft hairy annual herb.

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Acanthospermum hispidum DC.


Irula Name : Kanthi mul
Tamil Name : Kombumul, Mullu chedi



Habit : A well branched herb.

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Xanthium indicum J. Koenig

English Name : Cocklebur, Burweed

Tamil Name : Ottarchedi



Habit : A gregarious shrub.

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Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray

English Name : Mexican sunflower
Irula Name : Kattu suryakanthi




Habit : A large gregarious shrub.

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Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. King & H. Robinson

English Name : Common Floss Flower
Irula Name : Naraigeda




Habit : An aromatic erect pubescent shrub.

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