Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Aerva lanata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aerva lanata (L.)Juss. .
  • Common name : Polpola
  • Vernacular name : Pashanabedha (San.); Gorakhganja (Hin.); Bili suli gida, Bili hindi gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2514, KFP 8774
  • Collector(s) Name : S.B.Manohar
  • Key identification features : An erect or prostrate herb with many hairy branches. Leaves are alternate, elliptic to obovate, obtuse or acute, entire with cottony hair beneath. Flowers are tiny, white and are crowded in compact axillary spikes.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Afrotropics
  • Comments : A common weed in scrub, dry lands and waste places
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Chitradurga fort (Chitradurga)
  • 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; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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