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Javanese edelweiss (Anaphalis javanica)

Capo Jawa or Javanese edelweiss (Anaphalis javanica) is a species of plant in the Asteraceae, a shrub that has white hair, broad branches, up to 4 meters high, bare trunk and lower branches, twigs with gray white leaves, bent and grows in tropical mountains.

A. javanica has leaves that are circular at the end of the stem, lanceolate and narrow, greenish-grey, pointed tip, flat edge, 2-6 cm long, 0.15-0.6 cm wide, smooth surface like velvet and hairy.

Dlium Javanese edelweiss (Anaphalis javanica)


Compound flowers in large numbers with a tight arrangement. The crown is brownish white, 4-6 mm wide and located in a panicle in the form of branching grains. Pollination is assisted by wind and insects.

Javanese edelweiss grows at an elevation of 1700-3600 m. Flowers are a source of food for Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera. The bark is a place to live for mosses and lichens. The twigs are used as nests by Turdus sp.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Gnaphalieae
Genus: Anaphalis
Species: Anaphalis javanica

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