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The present work was aimed to elicit flavonoid synthesis in cultured cells of Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC using Salicylic acid and Aspergillus niger as chemical and fungal elicitor respectively. Total flavonoid content in cultured cells was determined by Aluminum chloride colorimetric method. The 1.5 mM salicylic acid treatment for 24 hrs duration was highly responsive to elicit the flavonoid content (0.098 mg/g) as maximum as 2.8 fold over control (0.035 mg/g). In case of biological elicitor, Aspergillus niger treatment with 1.5 ml concentration for 4 days duration revealed 3.3 fold enhancement in flavonoid content (0.036 mg/g) as compared to control (0.011 mg/g). The results indicate that for flavonoid elicitation in Blumea lacera, Aspergillus niger is more responsive than Salicylic acid.