Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R.Br.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Alternanthera sessilis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
  • Common name : Joy Weed
  • Vernacular name : Matsyakshi (San.); Gudrisag (Hin.); Honagonne soppu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11203, CJS 13926
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha & S.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : A low growing perennial herb rooting at the nodes. Leaves simple, opposite with variable size and shape. Flowers are small, in compact axillary inflorescences.Tepals 5, scarious. Stamens 3.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Southern Asia
  • Comments : Common plant that grows in dense mats in moist and open places
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Collection Locality : Salagame (Hassan)
  • 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; 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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