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Grangea maderaspatana

Grangea maderaspatana is a herb in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Assam. The Assamese common name of Grangea maderaspatana is bakhor phul (বাখৰ ফুল). The other common name are Maasipathri, Madras Carpet, (in Bengali) Namuti, (in Gujarati) Jhinkimudi, (in Hindi) Bhediachim, Mustaru, (in Kannada) Davana, (in Malayalam) Nelampala, Nilampala, (in Manipuri) Leibungou, (in Marathi) Mashipatri, (In Tamil) Masipathri, (in Telugu) Mastaru. Grangea maderaspatana is an annual prostrate herb in Assam. It is visible on the bank of or near the dry area of water bodies. April to May is the flowering season.

Scientific classification of Grangea maderaspatana

Kingdom:             Plantae

Clade:   Tracheophytes

Clade:   Angiosperms

Clade:   Eudicots

Clade:   Asterids

Order:   Asterales

Family:  Asteraceae

Genus: Grangea

Species:               G. maderaspatana

Binomial name : Grangea maderaspatana (L.) L. Poir

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