Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Convolvulaceae
  • Species : Evolvulus alsinoides
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
  • Common name : Little Glory
  • Vernacular name : Visnukrantah (San.); Syamakrantha, Visnukrantha (Hin.); Vishnu kranthi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1253, HFP 2109, CS 7398
  • Key identification features : A small prostrate herb. The stem is slender, wiry and is covered with soft hairs. Leaves are ovate-elliptic, alternate and silky hairy. Flowers are small (1.3 cm.) and solitary. Fruit is a globose capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Tropical Africa, Asia
  • Comments : Locally used for many cattle ailements, especially diarrhoea.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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