Gisekia pharnaceoides L.

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (CARPET-WEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Gisekiaceae
  • Species : Gisekia pharnaceoides
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gisekia pharnaceoides L.
  • Common name : Sand Herbage
  • Vernacular name : Balu-ka-sag (Hin.); Esaku darisoppu (Kan.); Manal keerai (Tam.); Isaka-dasari-kura, Isikedentikura, Ishi-rash kura, Isike chenchalaku (Tel.); Susni (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A diffuse prostrate to ascending herb, leaves elliptic-lanceolate or spathulate. Flowers are greenish-white in axillary fascicles or umbellate cymes. Carpels 5. Seeds black, minutely pitted.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : In plains by river banks, wastelands, floor of drying tanks etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Periyakalrayan Hills, Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State); Gani R.F. (Kurnool district), Chittoor district, Nagarjunakonda Hills (Guntur district), West Godavari district, Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Puri distict, Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Afghanistan, South Africa, Mascarene Islands, Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar, Malaysia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Gisekia pharnaceoides. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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