Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.

  • Family : AIZOACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Molluginaceae
  • Species : Mollugo nudicaulis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.
  • Common name : Naked Stem Carpetweed
  • Vernacular name : Paprastaka (Hin.); Parpaadagam (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : An annual herb with radiating prostrate branches. Leaves are simple, small and whorled. Flowers are small in axillary or terminal cymes. Fruit is a capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Comments : On plains to 600 m, in wasteland, floor of scrub jungles etc. Abundant in disturbed ground and fallow fields.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Tippukaadu R.F. (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Macherla R.F., Nagarjunakonda Hills (Guntur district), Gani R.F. (Kurnool district), Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State); Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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. nudicaulis. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.


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