Achyranthes aspera L.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Achyranthes aspera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Achyranthes aspera L.
  • Common name : Devil's Horse Whip, Prickly Chaff Plant
  • Vernacular name : Apamarga (San.); Circita (Hin.); Uttarani (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10212, KFP 10485
  • Collector(s) Name : K.P.Sreenath & B.Gurudev Singh
  • Key identification features : An erect herb, 1-3 ft. high. Stem stiff and quadrangular. Leaves are thick, elliptic or obovate, entire and obtuse. Flowers are greenish-white, small, numerous, stiffly deflexed against the rachis, in elongated terminal spike. Perianth scaly, glabrous and shiny. Fruit is a utricle.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Southeastern Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bangalore
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, 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; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka

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