Mollugo pentaphylla L.

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (CARPET-WEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Molluginaceae
  • Species : Mollugo pentaphylla
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mollugo pentaphylla L.
  • Common name : Carpet Weed
  • Vernacular name : Seeragappundu (Tam.); Verri chatarasi (Tel.); Pita gohun (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : Diffuse and glabrous herb. Stem slender and many. Leaves in whorls of 2-9, linear-lanceolate to obovate, acute. Flowers white, numerous in lax corrymbose cymes. Calyx glabrous, white. Capsule is oblong.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Old World tropics
  • Comments : On foothills to 1300 m on exposed rocks, bare slopes and in thin layer of soils by rocks; associated with arable land also.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Mollugo pentaphylla. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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