Mizoram Vernonia
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Mizoram Vernonia
P Native Photo: M. Sawmliana
Common name: Mizoram Vernonia
Botanical name: Vernonia parryae    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Mizoram Vernonia is an undershrub with branches thin, grooved, rusty velvet-hairy towards upper end. Leaves are elliptic, somewhat linear, often curved, tapering, minutely toothed, up to 20 x 2.5 cm, narrowed into leaf-stalk. Flower-heads are borne in leaf-axils, in about 20-flowered cymes, florets purple. Bracts are 1-2.5 cm long, resembling floral leaf, rusty velvet-hairy towards base. Involucral bracts are laxly hairy outside, scarious margined. Achenes are about 2-5 mm long, with white hairs, costate. Pappus hairs are white. Mizoram Vernonia is known only from Mizoram. Flowering: October-January.

Identification credit: J.M. Garg Photographed in Vaphai area, Mizoram.

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