Indian Camphor-Weed
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Indian Camphor-Weed
P Native Photo: Surajit Koley
Common name: Indian Camphor-Weed, Indian Marsh Fleabane
Botanical name: Pluchea indica    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Baccharis indica, Placus indicus

Indian Camphor-Weed is a shrub, small, nearly hairless; stems up to 2 ft. Leaves are obovate or inverted-lanceshaped, pointed, apiculate or blunt, minutely sawtoothed, 2-5 cm long, gland dotted, narrowed into a small leaf-stalk. Flower-heads are borne in compound corymbs at branch-ends, 0.6 cm in diameter, velvet-hairy. Outer involucral bracts are broad with rounded tips. Disc florets are bisexual, 3. Ray florets numerous, female. Seed-pods are minute, ribbed, nearly hairless. Pappus white, scanty, spreading. Indian Camphor-Weed is found in W. Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, parts of SE Asia and Australia.

Identification credit: J.M. Garg Photographed in Hoogly, West Bengal.

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