Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.

 
  • Family : APIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apiaceae
  • Species : Centella asiatica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
  • Common name : Indian Penny wort
  • Vernacular name : Mandookaparni (San.); Kulakudi (Hin.); Ondelagu soppu, Urage soppu, Saraswati soppu, Brahmi soppu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 146, HFP 1249
  • Collector(s) Name : R.Bhaskar; C.J.Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : A small slender creeping herb. Stems are with stolons, green to reddish green in colour. Leaves are long-stalked, reniform with rounded apex. Flowers are pinkish to red in colour, borne in small, rounded bunches (umbels). Each flower is partly enclosed in two green bracts.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Tropical & Subtropical Asia
  • Comments : Leaves and roots highly medicinal for treatment of skin diseases and also as diuretic. Good soil binder.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Tippagondanahalli (Bangalore); Yetinhahalla (Shiradi Ghat)
  • 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, 1996; 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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