Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Asteraceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Lagascea mollis Cav.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous, Opposite

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Ovate, Lanceolate

Leaf Apex

Gradually acuminate

Leaf Base

Acute

Leaf Margin

Serrate

Habit : An erect, white-pubescent herb.

Habitat and Distribution : Common in fallow lands, more in open drier places. Native to tropical America, now in India and Malaysia.

 

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Names:

English : American Softhead
Irula : Kuppai chedi

Hindi : Tharwad

Flower:

In solitary terminal heads, white. Flowering peaks during September - March.

Fruit :

An achene, compressed or three-angled.

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Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)