Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Cyathula prostrata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume
  • Common name : Small pricky chaff-flower plant
  • Vernacular name : Raktapamargah (San.); Lal chirchita, Lal chichinda (Hin.); Kempu uttarani (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4145, CJS 11512
  • Key identification features : A slender herb, prostrate below, rooting at the nodes with branches ascending. Leaves opposite, rhomboid-ovate to elliptic, acute at apex, cuneate at base. Spikes terminal on the stem and branches up to 30 cm. Flowers pale-violet. Perianth-segments 5, free, up to 3 mm long. Urticle ovoid, indehiscent.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Common in moist shaded places
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Chikamagalur, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara;Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi

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