Vernonia malabarica Hook. fil., Fl. Brit. India 3: 230 (1881) (syn: Cacalia malabarica Kuntze; Vernonia bababudensis W. A. Talbot);
India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per CoL;

Shrubby; branches softly pubescent. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, serrulate, upto 10 x 5 cm, thinly tomentose beneath. Heads in terminal, corymbose panicles, ca 1.2 cm across, ca 12-flowered. Involucral bracts few, linear-subulate, pubescent. Corolla lobes glandular-pubescent. Achenes obtusely 5-angled, glabrous, white glandular. Pappus hairs yellowish; outer paleaceous.
Flowering and fruiting: January-March
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Asteraceae sp for ID- 07022014 – PKA- Feb-17 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Seen this Asteraceae sp. near village Mahal in Baba Budani giri region.
Date/Time: 27-01-2014 / 11:25AM
Habitat: Wild.
Plant habit: Climbing Shrub, 1.5 m to 2m approx.)

…a sp. of Vernonia ?

Vernonia sp

Vernonia so far in efi

After checking all species listed in Flora of Peninsular India, I think it appears close to Vernonia malabarica as per GBIF specimen- onetwo and three.

It does appears closer to  Vernonia malabarica.


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