Smooth Tricholepis   
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Smooth Tricholepis
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Smooth Tricholepis • Hindi: ब्रह्मडण्डी brahmadandi • Marathi: दहाण dahan • Kannada: ಬ್ರಃಮದನ್ಡೆ brahmadamde • Bengali: ছাগলদণ্ডি Chhagaladandi • Konkani: ब्राह्मण दांडी brahman dandi • Sanskrit: अजदण्डी ajadandi, ब्रह्मदण्डी brahmadandi
Botanical name: Tricholepis glaberrima    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Smooth Tricholepis is a small annual herb, growing up to 50-100 cm tall, with ribbed and angled branches. Alternately arranged stalkless leaves, 3-6 cm long, are linear-opblong, sharp tipped, spiny toothed. Pink flower-heads occur singly on stalks at the end of branches. The bracts on the green portion of the flower-head, are pointed, needle-like, recurved. Flowering: November-December.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed on NH8 (near Navghar), Maharashtra.
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