Phyllocephalum tenue (C.B.Clarke) Narayana

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Basionym : Centratherum tenue C.B.Clarke. (cross-taxon basionym)
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phyllocephalum tenue (C.B.Clarke) Narayana
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Not common; found growing along roadsides
  • Key identification features : Dichotomously branched herb. Leaves broadly elliptic-lanceolate, short hairy above, white woolly beneath; upper leaves sessile. Heads outer involucral bracts foliaceous, innermost scarious, white tomentose. Achenes faintly 10 ribbed, pappus pale reddish
  • Flower, Fruit : October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.232. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Phyllocephalum tenue. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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