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  • 1 KSCSTE - Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences, GA College P. O. Kozhikode, Kerala 673 014, India
  • 2 Bishop Abraham Memorial College, Thuruthicad, Pathanamthitta, Kerala 689 597, India
  • 3 KSCSTE - Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695 562, India
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Heterocentron subtriplinervium (Link et Otto) A. Braun et C. D. Bouche, a potential invasive alien species is reported here for the first time for Asia from the Western Ghats of India. The plant is probably introduced deliberately into gardens for ornamental purpose from where it escaped and become naturalised in the Western Ghats. This species is a potential weed, which quickly conquers areas wherever introduced displacing the indigenous flora. A detailed description, illustration, photograph and relevant notes are provided for easy identification in the field.

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