Spiny Leaved Blumea   
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Spiny Leaved Blumea
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Spiny Leaved Blumea
Botanical name: Blumea oxyodonta    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Spiny Leaved Blumea is an annual herb with slender whitish hairy stem, which is often forked. The branches are spreading or prostrate. Alternately arranged obovate leaves, 5-5.5 x 1.5-2 cm, have spinous-toothed margin, and a spiny-tip. Leaf stalk are up to 1 cm long. Leaves on the branches 1 x 0.5 cm, nearly stalkless, densely white-woolly. Yellowish flower-heads, to 6 mm across, on long peduncles, arise in leaf axilsy, either solitary or in corymb-like cymes. Flowering: January.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
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