Mollugo pentaphylla L.

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Gisekiaceae
  • Species : Mollugo pentaphylla
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mollugo pentaphylla L.
  • Common name : Carpet Weed
  • Collection Nos : CJS 19304, KFP 3534
  • Key identification features : Diffuse and glabrous herb. Stem slender and many. Leaves in whorls of 2-9, linear-lanceolate to obovate, acute. Flowers white, numerous in lax corrymbose cymes. Calyx glabrous, white. Capsule is oblong.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Tropical America
  • Comments : Commonly seen in the scrub jungle, on exposed and rocky soil. Weed in cultivated lands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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