Anaphalis neelgerryana (DC.) DC., 272 1838. (syn: Gnaphalium neelgerryanum DC.; Gnaphalium nilagiricum Sch.Bip. ex Hook.f.);

by E. Thiruvengadam (Id by Selvalakshmi S.) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Herbs, perennial, erect, ca 25 cm high, with woody root-stock; branches many, slender, whole plant clothed with white cottony tomentum. Leaves linear, base rounded and adhering to stem, acute at apex, margins recurved, 0.2-1 x 0.1-0.3 cm, surfaces densely white woolly 1-nerved, sessile. Heads densely crowded or solitary or in corymbose clusters, ca 0.3 cm across; peduncle ca 3 mm long, densely white woolly tomentose. Involucral bracts 4-5-seriate; outermost brown, ovate-elliptic, enveloped in woolly tomentum; inner bracts glistening white with brownish or darker base, oblanceolate. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 1.8 mm long, obscurely toothed. Corolla of disc florets tubular, ca 2 mm long, 5 or more toothed. Achenes ca 0.4 mm long, terete, minutely papillose. Pappus hairs white, minutely plumose.

Flowering and fruiting: July-October
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)               

For ID100610 ET : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Another two pictures given below, to some extend similar to
Parthenium hysterophorus but it is like bush. Flower size also bigger.
I took during Nature camp to the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – Bandipur, near Gopala Swamy Temple – Reserve.
Date/Time-13.5.10  2.30 p.m
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- —— Gopala Swamy Temple – Reserve
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- —wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- ————–Shrub
Height/Length- ½ meter
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- —white
Please give ID

Anaphalis neelgerryana (Asteraceae) – Endemic plant to Southern Western Ghats.

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