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Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2146)

      Order: Asterales (237)

        Family: Asteraceae (221)(family description)

          Genus: Blumea (1)

            Epithet: fistulosa (Roxb.) Kurz (2)

Synonyms: Blumea amethystina Hance, Blumea fistulosa C.B.Clarke, Blumea glomerata Wall., Blumea holosericea Dalz. & Gibs., Blumea leptoclada DC., Blumea nodiflora Hook.fil., Blumea purpurea Buch.-Ham., Blumea racemosa DC., Conyza fasciculata Wall., Conyza fistulosa Roxb., Conyza glomerata Wall., Conyza holosericea Wall., Conyza purpurea Buch.-Ham., Conyza racemosa Wall., Conyza sericea Wall., Conyza stachyoides Spreng., Placus gariepinus Kuntze, Placus glomeratus Kuntze (Wall. ex DC.), Placus nodiflorus Kuntze (Hook.fil.)

fasciculata => clustered, growing in bundles

fistulosa => tubular, hollow throughout as the leaf of an onion, or full of holes

glomerata => club-shaped, clustered into a head

holosericea => entirely silky to the touch (sericea = silky)

nodiflora => flowers at the nodes

purpurea => purple

racemosa => in form of a cluster

sericea => silky, covered with silky pubescence


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, yellow

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