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Blumea lacera

Blumea lacera

Family

Compositae

Synonyms

Blumea runcinata DC., Blumea thyrsoidea Sch. Bip., Blumea bodinieri Vaniot.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Lumai hutan (Peninsular).
Indonesia Batu lincar, sembung lalaki (Sundanese), kremahan (Javanese).
Philippines Damong-mabaho, tubang-kabayo (Tagalog), lamlampaka (Bontoc).
Thailand Naat wua.
Vietnam C[ar]i ma, d[aj]i bi r[as]ch.

Geographical Distributions

This plant can be found in the Cape Verde Islands, tropical Africa, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, China, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, throughout the Malesian region towards the Marianas (Guam), the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Australia.

Description

It is a herb that is up to 2.5 m tall. The stems are erect, with short woolly to densely velvety hairs.

The leaves are elliptical-oblong to oblance-shaped or obovate with sizes between 3-21 cm x 1-13.5 cm. Its apex is acute to tapering at the base while the margin is entire to lyrately lobed and coarsely dentate. Both surfaces are covered with short soft hairs; the upper velvety and woolly on the lower surface. 

The flowers are arising from the axil, dense to lax panicles that size 5-6.5 mm in diametre.The inflorescence is 2-10 mm long and becomes a ring of flower stalks, which size 4-10 mm long. There are 5-6 series of rows of that rings. The outer ring of flower stalk bracts is oblance-shaped but the inner ones are linear lance-shaped. All are densely velvety. The marginal flowers are 3-4 mm long with 8-30 disk flowers that size 3-4.5 mm long.

The small dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit is 1-1.3 mm long, ribbed and sparsely hairy with 4-5 mm long soft whitish hairs.

Ecology / Cultivation

B. lacera is highly variable and occurs in sunny to slightly shaded places in grasslands, fields, roadsides and forest edges, up to 2900 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph

BOT00062

References

  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 12(1). 1998.

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